Removal of phenol from water using ZnO nanoparticles
Abdulkareem, Hammoodi Assaf
Ahmed Mishaal, Mohammed
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Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles were prepared using Pulsed Laser Ablation (PLA) method with various laser energies of 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 mJ for removing organic pollutants (phenol) from water solutions. The acquisition of ZnO nanoparticles with nanoparticle size was confirmed using XRD tests. Zeta Potential (Z.P.) tests showed that the prepared nanoparticles were electrically unstable. The prepared particles were used to remove the dissolved solvent (phenol) in the water resulting from many industries. Results showed that the obtained removal percentage of organic pollutants (phenols) ranges from 90% to 93.86%.