Ravindra Kale1*, Prerana Kane1, Priyanka Jagtap1, Javed Sheikh2
1Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai-
2Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.
*Corresponding author email: email@example.com
In the present age, researchers are having a growing interest in developing enabling technology for the biogenic synthesis of metal nanoparticles (NPs). In present work, we have attempted synchronizing nanotechnology and biotechnology by synthesizing crystalline nanostructured copper particles using a biogenic reducing agent viz. Citrus Limon leaves. Optimization of the process parameters, viz. temperature of the synthesis process, pH of the metal salt solution and amount of the reducing agent used, was done using statistical tool namely response surface methodology and ANOVA. The size distribution and crystallographic study of the synthesized NPs were done using UV-Vis spectrophotometer, laser diffraction method, transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and energy dispersive X-ray. The NPs deposited lemon leaves were used for dye effluent treatment and the decolorization efficiency was measured. The innovative solution for ecological issues like effluent treatment using an environmentally benign synthesis of novel substrates containing nanoparticles was reported.Keywords
Citrus Limon leaves, Copper nanoparticles, Green Synthesis, response surface methodology
Recieved: Nov 16, 2018
Revised: Jan 25, 2019
Accepted: Feb 14, 2019
Published on: June 6, 2019
European Journal of Sciences (EJS) 2019, In Press
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