In the current research, various conventional chemical preparation methods without ultrasound aid (precipitation, microwave, and hydrothermal) were compared with sonochemical procedure and were performed for providing of PrVO 4 nanostructures using Schiff-base ligands. The small size products with monodisperse particles (~39 nm) optimized by sonochemical fabrication method and using H 2 acacpn ligand via ultrasonic probe with power of 60 W and frequency of 18 KHz. The produced PrVO 4 nanostructures applied for degradation of diverse organic dyes through the photocatalytic process. Dye types, pH adjusting of dye, dosage of catalyst, synthesis method of nanoparticles and light source as impressive factors inquired for dye removal ability. The outcomes presented the removal efficiency of Eriochorom Black T in optimal conditions of pH = 11 and the catalysts amounts of PrVO 4 were adjusted to be 0.05 g. The PrVO 4 photocatalyst shows high removal efficiency (ca 86.92 and 89.61%) after 90 min of operation under UV light. The best-obtained framework confirmed the basic study to compare different method in order to acquire suitable catalyst materials. The simple, fast and economic strategy for synthesis PrVO 4 with high photodegradation efficiency is sonochemical method against other ways, and it could be extended to the most efficient catalyst materials for water treatment. Consequently, the PrVO 4 may suggestion a hopeful avenue for designing the novel generation, low-cost and outstanding potential photocatalyst materials for water treatment.
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