Journal of Basic and Environmental Sciences

Vol.6 No.2

Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye using metal doped TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation
M. M. Mokhtar W. A. A. Bayoumy, Samar M. Said, M. A. Mousa


The paper details with the preparation and physicochemical characterization of nano TiO2 doped with Fe and Cu produced by the sol-gel method using titanium tetra-isopropoxide as the precursor of titania as well as iron or cupper nitrates as dopant sources. The synthesized samples were characterized using XRD, FT-IR, surface texturing, UV-visible and SEM techniques. The photocatalytic activity of the prepared samples was studied using the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye (MB). The Fe-TiO2 showed the best result as the total removal of the dye was 91.75% at pH 7.5 at the dye concentration of 5 ppm for 3 h.

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