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The Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on a Mixture of MB-dye/PVA-Polymer as Determined by Absorption and Emission Spectra Measurements

Rafal A. Jawad, Nagham Shiltagh, Lazem H. Aboud and Mark J. Watkins
 

Research Article

The effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) synthesized via the pulsed laser ablation in liquid (PLAL) technique was investigated for a mixture of PVA/MB solution. Methylene blue dye (MB) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) polymer were prepared using distilled water as the solvent in different concentrations (1×10-4, 3×10-4, 5×10-4 and 7×10-4) Ml. UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence spectra were recorded to characterize the solutions prepared before and after adding the AgNPs solution. It was observed that the concentration of MB dye had a significant impact on the absorption spectrum of the pure dye. The maximum absorption was obtained at 7×10-4 Ml at a wavelength of 660 nm. On the other hand, at a fixed concentration of AgNPs, and using a range of MB concentrations, the intensity of the absorption was found to decrease for MB/PVA/AgNps mixture due to the width of the surface plasmon resonance beam. Furthermore, fluorescence spectra showed the same behaviour after adding AgNPs. However, these intensities increase with increasing AgNps particle concentrations, indicating the effect of silver nanoparticles, due to their high surface area, was to show good catalytic activity towards products. The PVA/MB/AgNPs composite could well represent an effective treatment for the removal organic dye in wastewater.

Published on: July 15, 2021
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2021-087
Citation: Jawad RA, Shiltagh N, Aboud LH, Watkins MJ. 2021. The Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on a Mixture of MB-dye/PVA-Polymer as Determined by Absorption and Emission Spectra Measurements. NanoWorld J 7(1): 13-21.
 

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