Preparation and Application of Carbon Doped Zinc Oxide As PhotocatalystAuthor(s): Purnima Rao, A. K. Chittora, Rakshit Ameta and Surbhi Benjamin
In the present work, carbon doped ZnO has been prepared and used as a photocatalyst to degrade new fuchsin. The rate of photocatalytic degradation of the dye was monitored spectrophotometrically. The effect of variation of different parameters, such as pH, dye concentration, amount of photocatalyst and light intensity on the rate of photocatalytic degradation of the dye was observed. A tentative mechanism for the photocatalytic degradation of new fuchsin has also been proposed.