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      Combustion; photocatalytic degradation; aldehydes; nitriles.

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      Water pollution has increased swiftly, especially the dyes from industries that have disturbed aquatic eco-system. Photocatalytic degradation (PCD) is one of the attractive methods to eliminate dyes from industrial effluents. Zirconium phosphate (ZP) nanoparticles were synthesized by combustion method using zirconyl nitrate and phosphorous pentoxide as precursors. The obtained ZP was characterized by powder X-ray diffractogram, Fourier transform infrared, scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area. PCD was carried out using methylene blue as a model pollutant in aqueous medium in the presence of UV light irradiation with different concentrations of dye, catalyst and pH. Higher degradation efficiency was observed in basic medium. ZP is employed as a catalyst to form nitrides from aldehydes using different solvents with different aldehydes.

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      M SHASHANK1 H S BHOJYA NAIK1 J SHASHIKANTH2 AATIKA NIZAM3 G NAGARAJU2

      1. Department of Studies and Research in Industrial Chemistry School of Chemical Sciences, Kuvempu University, Shankaragatta 577451, India
      2. Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru 572 103, India
      3. Department of Chemistry, Christ University, Bangalore 560029, India
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