Synthesis and characterization of Fe:MgZnO/AC as a prospective high photocatalytic material

Cevik M. S., Horoz S., Baytar O., Sahin Ö., Ekinci A.

JOURNAL OF OVONIC RESEARCH, vol.17, no.3, pp.291-298, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS)
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-298
  • Keywords: Catalyst, Characterization, Doped material, Metal oxide, Photocatalytic
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The motivation of our current study is to carry out photocatalytic degradation experiments of methylene blue in the presence of Fe doped MgZnO/AC (Fe:MgZnO/AC) and MgZnO/AC catalysts and thus to examine the effect of the Fe-dopant metal on the photocatalytic activity of the catalysts. In this context, both catalysts (MgZnO/AC and Fe:MgZnO/AC) are synthesized by hydrothermal technique. Structural (XRD analysis) and optical (UV-Vis) properties of the synthesized catalysts are discussed. How the Fe-dopant metal affects the crystallite size and energy band gap of the MgZnO/AC catalyst is examined and the experimental data obtained are interpreted.