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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 910-921

Removal of Diclosulam Pesticide Residues in Water samples using Cu Doped ZnO Nanocatalyst
Varada Nageswara Rao1, N. V. S. Venu Gopal2* and T. B. Patrudu3
1Department of Chemistry, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, India
3Department of Chemistry, School of Science, GITAM University, Hyderabad campus, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Copper dopped Zinc Oxide nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared as a photo-catalyst by using a precipitation method for the removal of diclosulam pesticide in water. The experiment was performed under direct sunlight at a single fortification level (1 µg/ml) at different pH levels (pH 4.0, 7.0 and 9.0). The optimum catalyst concentration recommended for complete degradation was found as 100 mg/L under sunlight. Diclosulam residues in water were determined by HPLC- UV detector and the rate constant and DT50 values were calculated from the obtained data. Based on the results we observed that Cu-Zn NPs acted as excellent photocatalyst for the decontaminating of the diclosulam pesticide residues in water samples.

Keywords: Cu-Zn NPs , Diclosulam, XRD, SEM, HPLC-UV, DT50

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Varada Nageswara Rao, N. V. S. Venu Gopal and Patrudu, T. B. 2020. Removal of Diclosulam Pesticide Residues in Water samples using Cu Doped ZnO NanocatalystInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 910-921. doi:
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