Fabrication and characterization of manganese dioxide (MnO2) nanoparticles and its degradation potential of benzene and pyrene

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Author(s)

  • Kathirvel Brindhadevi
  • Seerangaraj Vasantharaj
  • Quynh Hoang Le
  • Sandhanasamy Devanesan
  • Karim Farhat
  • And 1 others
  • Xinghui Liu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number140123
Journal / PublicationChemosphere
Volume343
Online published8 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Abstract

MnO2 nanoparticles have a wide range of applications, including catalytic abilities due to their oxygen reduction potential. Industrial processes and the burning of organic materials released PAHs into the biosphere which have adverse effects on living organisms when continually exposed. In this study, MnO2 nanoparticles were synthesized chemically using sodium thiosulphate as reducing agent. MnO2 nanoparticles were characterized using UV–visible adsorption spectroscopy and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). A X-Ray Diffraction Spectrophotometer (XRD), a Scanning Electron Microscopy - Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analyzer (SEM-EDAX), and Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) were used to identify the crystalline nature and particle size of the fabricated MnO2 nanoparticles. Batch adsorption studies were conducted to identify the optimal conditions for better benzene and pyrene adsorption from aqueous solution using MnO2 nanoparticles. They are also effective in degrading benzene and pyrene by batch adsorption as determined by their adsorption isotherms and kinetics. © 2023 Elsevier Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Adsorption isotherm, Batch adsorption studies, Characterization experiments, Kinetic studies, MnO2 nanoparticles

Citation Format(s)

Fabrication and characterization of manganese dioxide (MnO2) nanoparticles and its degradation potential of benzene and pyrene. / Brindhadevi, Kathirvel; Vasantharaj, Seerangaraj; Le, Quynh Hoang et al.
In: Chemosphere, Vol. 343, 140123, 12.2023.

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