Photocatalytic Degradation with Green Synthesized Metal Oxide Nanoparticles – A Mini Review


  • Eleen Dayana Mohamed Isa Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • Kamyar Shameli Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • Nurfatehah Wahyuny Che Jusoh Advanced Materials Research Group, Center of Hydrogen Energy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Siti Nur Amalina Mohamad Sukri Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • Nur’Afini Ismail Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia



Metal oxide, nanoparticles, green synthesis, photocatalysis


Water pollution is one of the major problems faced by mankind worldwide. With the increase of populations and urbanization, the natural water resources are under great threat due to the release of untreated effluent. An alternative treatment method, photocatalysis, emerged as a promising solution. Photocatalysis process utilizes photosensitive catalyst to degrade the pollutant and one of the most common catalyst being used is metal oxide. To increase the photocatalytic activity, nanosized metal oxide being used instead of its bulk form. In these recent years, metal oxide nanoparticles production has been shifted towards a more environmentally friendly process which is also commonly known as green synthesis. In this review, we discussed on the photocatalytic process and production via green synthesis of common metal oxide nanoparticles being used as photocatalyst.


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How to Cite

Eleen Dayana Mohamed Isa, Kamyar Shameli, Nurfatehah Wahyuny Che Jusoh, Siti Nur Amalina Mohamad Sukri, & Nur’Afini Ismail. (2021). Photocatalytic Degradation with Green Synthesized Metal Oxide Nanoparticles – A Mini Review. Journal of Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2(1), 70–81.



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