African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 360

Full Length Research Paper

Photocatalytic activity of nanopolyaniline (NPA) on phenol degradation

Tesfa Oluma Fufa
  • Tesfa Oluma Fufa
  • Chemistry Department, Haramaya University Post Box: 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
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Abi Tadesse Mengesha
  • Abi Tadesse Mengesha
  • Chemistry Department, Haramaya University Post Box: 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
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Om Prakash Yadav
  • Om Prakash Yadav
  • Chemistry Department, Haramaya University Post Box: 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 30 April 2016
  •  Accepted: 15 July 2016
  •  Published: 31 July 2016


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