Preparation of Indigenous Copper Oxide Nanoparticles for Desulfurization of Natural Gas

A. Qudoos, S. Farman, Shaheen Aziz, Sirajuddin .


Nanotechnology has attained significant concern in the field of Environmental Protection, Health Risk Energy, Material Science, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Tissue Engineering, Cosmetics, Food and Agriculture, and others. In this research the preparation of indigenous copper oxide Nanoparticles (Cu2O NPs) were prepared by the bottom up approach in the presence of Sodium do Decyl Sulfate (SDS). Material properties of Copper oxide NPs such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transforms Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy were also studied. The SEM demonstrated the surface of indigenous Copper Oxide NPs was non-agglomerated powders with irregular ball resembling particles. The X-ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis explained that the Cu2O NPs were highly crystalline in nature with average size was found to be 3.5 nm ranging from 2 to 5 nm were recorded by the help of scherrer formula. The Fourier transforms infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy described the carbonyl group are responsible for formation of stable indigenous Cu2O NPs. These stable Indigenous cuprous oxide nanoparticles would be applied for the desulfurization of natural Gas separation purpose.

Keywords: Indigenous, Copper oxide nanoparticles (Cu2O NPs), chemical reduction, SDS, morphology, desulfurization and natural gas.

DOI: 10.7176/CPER/61-04

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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