Synthesis and characterization of novel fe3 o4 /pva/eggshell hybrid nanocomposite for photodegradation and antibacterial activity

Piyush Kumar Gupta, Senthilkumar Palanisamy, Tamilarasi Gopal, Ranjithkumar Rajamani, Soumya Pandit, Somya Sinha, Vijay Kumar Thakur

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

In the 21st century, hybrid nanocomposites were widely used in bioelectronic, biosens-ing, photocatalytic, and biomedical applications. In the present study, we fabricated a novel Fe3 O4 /PVA/Eggshell hybrid nanocomposite and physicochemically characterized it using powder XRD, EDS, FTIR, VSM, and HR-TEM analysis. The XRD spectrum revealed the crystalline and FCC configuration of Fe3 O4 NPs with average crystal size of 16.28 nm, and the HRTEM image indicates the prepared hybrid nanocomposite is of spherical shape with less agglomeration. This hybrid nanocomposite showed a significant photodegradation property in degrading organic pollutants such as congo red and crystal violet dyes under the sunlight irradiation. In addition, the hybrid nanocomposite also displayed a potent antibacterial property against different Gram +ve and Gram −ve bacterial pathogens. This study provides a significant example in the overview of fabrication of cost effectively, eco-friendly, and multiple-application hybrid nanocomposites through eggshell membrane fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number267
JournalJournal of Composites Science
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antibacterial
  • Eggshell
  • Metal nanoparticles
  • Nanocomposite
  • Photodegradation
  • Polyvinyl alcohol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis and characterization of novel fe3 o4 /pva/eggshell hybrid nanocomposite for photodegradation and antibacterial activity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this