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DOI :10.26650/ASE20221199598   IUP :10.26650/ASE20221199598    Tam Metin (PDF)

Green Synthesized Nanoceria Applied as a Fenton-Like Catalyst for Degrading Methylene Blue

Dilek ÖzyurtFatoş Ayça Özdemir OlgunBirsen Demirata ÖztürkMustafa Reşat Apak

Nanomaterials are preferred for scientific studies due to their spectral properties and perfect surface appearance. This study aims to introduce a novel, environmentally friendly, photocatalytic method for degrading methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solutions. With this purpose in mind, the study synthesizes nanoceria particles and coats them with zahter (Thymbra spicata; zahter-coated nanoceria, ZCNC) following the main outlines of green chemistry as characterized by SEM and FTIR analyses. The study proposes this new nanoparticle (with the aid of H2 O2 and UV combinations) as an alternative to iron in Fenton-type reactions for enabling MB degradation. The maximum efficiency was observed through the ternary combination of zahter-coated nanoceria, UV light, and H2 O2 at 63% concentration. The degradation of the MB solution was achieved by installing a small amount of ZCNC (0.1g), after which the absorbance values were measured at 664 nm. According to the possible reaction kinetics discussed within the study, the reaction rate was calculated at 1.49 × 10-2 min -1, thus enabling a faster reaction for a better evaluation of the reaction mechanism compared to other degradation processes that have been previously investigated.

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Özyurt, D., Özdemir Olgun, F.A., Demirata Öztürk, B., & Apak, M.R. (2023). Green Synthesized Nanoceria Applied as a Fenton-Like Catalyst for Degrading Methylene Blue. Aquatic Sciences and Engineering, 38(1), 74-80.


Özyurt D, Özdemir Olgun F A, Demirata Öztürk B, Apak M R. Green Synthesized Nanoceria Applied as a Fenton-Like Catalyst for Degrading Methylene Blue. Aquatic Sciences and Engineering. 2023;38(1):74-80.


Özyurt, D.; Özdemir Olgun, F.A.; Demirata Öztürk, B.; Apak, M.R. Green Synthesized Nanoceria Applied as a Fenton-Like Catalyst for Degrading Methylene Blue. Aquatic Sciences and Engineering, [Publisher Location], v. 38, n. 1, p. 74-80, 2023.

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Özyurt, Dilek, and Fatoş Ayça Özdemir Olgun and Birsen Demirata Öztürk and Mustafa Reşat Apak. Green Synthesized Nanoceria Applied as a Fenton-Like Catalyst for Degrading Methylene Blue.” Aquatic Sciences and Engineering, vol. 38, no. 1, 2023, pp. 74-80. [Database Container],


Özyurt D, Özdemir Olgun FA, Demirata Öztürk B, Apak MR. Green Synthesized Nanoceria Applied as a Fenton-Like Catalyst for Degrading Methylene Blue. Aquatic Sciences and Engineering [Internet]. 5 Mar. 2024 [cited 5 Mar. 2024];38(1):74-80. Available from: doi: 10.26650/ASE20221199598


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