Room-temperature synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles in different media and their application in cyanide photodegradation

Abstract

Cyanide is an extreme hazard and extensively found in the wastes of refinery, coke plant, and metal plating industries. A simple, fast, cost-effective, room-temperature wet chemical route, based on cyclohexylamine, for synthesizing zinc oxide nanoparticles in aqueous and enthanolic media was established and tested for the photodegradation of cyanide ions… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-8-516

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