Photocatalytic degradation of textile dye wastewater using solar energy

Dye wastewaters from textile industries is toxic and often causes serious environmental damage. In this study, an eco-friendly photocatalytic degradtion process which involves the use of a Ag-ZnO catalyst and solar energy will be used to degrade toxic dyes. Therefore, the main objectives of my reserch over the three month period will be to synthesize a solar active photocatalyst and optimizing the photocatalytic degradation process to treat textile dye wastewater. The findings from this research will assist textile industries to meet the wastewater discharge standards. The catalyst could be used to convert black liquor into useable chemicals.

Wudneh Ayele Shewa
Superviseur universitaire: 
Dr. Jerald Lalman
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SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India