Chlorophenols are among the priority listed water contaminants due to their estrogenic, mutagenic or carcinogenic health effects. The Ag/ZnO nanocomposites (NCs) were synthesized, characterized and tested for photacatalytic degradation of chlorophenols in water. The synthesis was done using zinc nitrate hexahydrate (ZnNO3. 6H2O) precursor and sodium hydroxide (NaOH). Silver nitrate (AgNO3) was added to ZnO and reduced with sodium brohydride to produce the silver nanoparticles (NPs) within the ZnO structure. The silver content was varied from 1, 3 and 5wt% for optimisation. The nanocomposites were characterised using ultraviolet - visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), photolumniscence (PL), x-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). The nanocomposites were tested for their photocatalytic properties on 2- chlorophenol (CP), 2- chlorophenol (CP) and 2,4- dichlorophenol (DCP) in water. The UV-Vis results showed that, as the amount of silver was increased a gradual slight red shift was observed. The XRD patterns for Ag/ZnO exhibited peaks that were characteristic of the hexagonal wurzite structure and peaks characteristic for Ag appeared at 38.24o, 44.37o, 64.67o and 77.58o corresponding to (111), (200), (220) and (311) reflection planes. STEM results showed the presence of Ag in ZnO with ZnO appearing as rods shapes. The EDX elemental analysis confirmed the presence of Ag in the Ag/ZnO nanocomposites with no contaminants peaks. On testing the nanocomposites for phohotocatalytic degradation of chlorophenols, addition of Ag to ZnO improved degradation of the chlorophenols compared to the pristine ZnO.