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Amir Azizi

Amir Azizi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2741-6797
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 56318653900
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Pomegranate Fruit Bark Extract an Efficient Reducing Source for Synthesized of Fe3O4/Ag Nanocomposite and Photocatalytic Activity
Pomegranate, Extract, Green Synthesis, Fe3O4/Ag Nanocomposite, Photocatalytic
Researchers Amir Azizi ، shokofeh hatami ، farzaneh hatami ، rezvan Mohammadi housini


Abstract: In this work, facile and green synthesis of Fe3O4/Ag Nanocomposite (NCs), is studied using pomegranate fruit bark extract as a natural reducing and capping agent. The properties of the synthesized Fe3O4/Ag NCs were characterized by advance techniques. For example; the high crystallinity and spherical shape with average size around 30 nm were confirmed by X-Ray powder Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) techniques, respectively, as well as vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) analysis shows high magnetism potential with saturation magnetization of 35 emu/g using. As a practical application the photocatalytic activity of synthesized NCs was evaluated on degradation of metronidazole (MNZ) in aqueous solution. The effect of three parameter including; conditions of MNZ, Fe3O4 /Ag NCs dosage and pH on degradation efficiency, were optimized. At the optimum condition the removal efficiency, degradation and COD, were achieved of 79.6% and 50.3%, respectively. In addition, the degradation kinetic and energy consumption was investigated and was also revealed in comparison to the similar photocatalytic degradation of MNZ reported.