In situ Green Synthesis of Cellulose based Silver Nanocomposite and its Catalytic Dye Removal Potential Against Methylene Blue

Kucukcobanoglu Y., Ayisigi M., Haseki S., AKTAŞ L.

JOURNAL OF CLUSTER SCIENCE, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10876-021-02093-6


Pollution of water by leaking industrial dyes has become a major problem for aquatic organisms and human-being. Polluted water treatment methods need efficient alternatives to conventional dye removing techniques. In this study, the catalytic activity of cellulose based silver nanocomposite against the pollutant methylene blue dye was searched. Cellulose based silver nanocomposite was synthesized by using in situ green synthesis method with Laurus nobilis extract. UV-VIS, FTIR, SEM, TEM, EDS, XRD, BET analyses were used to characterization of synthesized nanocomposite. Electron microscopy results confirmed that 25 nm diameter silver nanoparticles were supporting the 25 nm width cellulose nanofibers. Elemental composition of confirmed by UV-VIS, FTIR, XRD and EDS results which including silver and cellulose specific peaks. BET results showed that nanocomposite have 11.1 nm pore size with 199,8508 m(2)/g specific surface area. Catalytic activity of nanocomposite was performed against methylene blue in the presence of NaBH4. Catalytic activity was traced for up to 120 min and complete removal of methylene blue dye was estimated as 1 h. Moreover, the recycled nanocomposite was found reusable without activity loss for three times. These results offer an easy, eco-friendly and reusable dye removing material for wastewaters which were polluted by industrial dyes.