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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938216/efficient-removal-of-priority-hazardous-priority-and-emerging-pollutants-with-prunus-armeniaca-functionalized-biochar-from-aqueous-wastes-experimental-optimization-and-modeling
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Maja Turk Sekulić, Sabolč Pap, Zoran Stojanović, Nikola Bošković, Jelena Radonić, Tatjana Šolević Knudsen
This paper investigates the ability of the phosphoric acid functionalized Prunus armeniaca stones biochar (AsPhA) prepared by thermochemical activation to remove lead (Pb(2+)), cadmium (Cd(2+)), nickel (Ni(2+)), naproxen and chlorophenols from aqueous wastes. The engineered biochar was characterized using the Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Brunauer, Emmett and Teller technique. The batch studies were performed by varying the initial pH of the solution (2-9), adsorbent dosage (0...
September 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938196/sorption-of-uranium-vi-onto-hydrous-ferric-oxide-modified-zeolite-assessment-of-the-effect-of-ph-contact-time-temperature-selected-cations-and-anions-on-sorbent-interactions
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Pfano Mathews Nekhunguni, Nikita Tawanda Tavengwa, Hlanganani Tutu
Zeolites are commonly used as adsorbents for metal removal in most applications e.g. in wastewater. However, the ubiquity of iron in such systems may, in the long-term, distort the true interactions and mechanisms of contaminant removal as a result of modification of the zeolite surface. In this study, this potential phenomenon was assessed for the removal of uranium(VI) from aqueous solution by hydrous ferric oxide-modified zeolite (HFOMZ). This was prepared by precipitating iron hydroxide (the common precipitate of iron in aqueous systems) onto zeolite...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938178/fabrication-of-mesoporous-magnesium-oxide-nanosheets-using-magnesium-powder-and-their-excellent-adsorption-of-ni-ii
#3
Jing Feng, Mingming Gao, Zhiqiang Zhang, Shengna Liu, Xinyu Zhao, Yueming Ren, Yanzhuo Lv, Zhuangjun Fan
Mesoporous MgO nanosheets with a high adsorption rate and excellent adsorption capacity for removing Ni (II) were successfully synthesized by a hydrothermal and annealing method. The Mg(OH)2 was first synthesized by a hydrothermal process using magnesium powder as the starting material. MgO was then obtained by annealing the as-prepared Mg(OH)2 at 450°C. The advantage of the magnesium powder as the starting material is it slowly generated Mg(2+). Thus, the low centration of Mg(2+) guaranteed a slow rate of forming Mg(OH)2, which benefited with a mesoporous structure...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938157/adsorption-combined-with-superconducting-high-gradient-magnetic-separation-technique-used-for-removal-of-arsenic-and-antimony
#4
Zenglu Qi, Tista Prasai Joshi, Ruiping Liu, Yiran Li, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu
Manganese iron oxide (MnFe2O4), an excellent arsenic(As)/antimony(Sb) removal adsorbent, is greatly restricted for the solid-liquid separation. Through the application of superconducting high gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) technique, we herein constructed a facility for the in situ solid-liquid separation of micro-sized MnFe2O4 adsorbent in As/Sb removal process. To the relative low initial concentration 50.0μgL(-1), MnFe2O4 material sorbent can still decrease As or Sb below US EPA's drinking water standard limit...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938156/removal-of-intra-and-extracellular-microcystin-by-submerged-ultrafiltration-uf-membrane-combined-with-coagulation-flocculation-and-powdered-activated-carbon-pac-adsorption
#5
Ayşe Büşra Şengül, Gamze Ersan, Neşe Tüfekçi
In this study, we investigated the performance of conventional (coagulation/flocculation→powdered activated carbon [PAC] adsorption) and advanced treatment (coagulation/flocculation→PAC adsorption→submerged ultrafiltration [UF] membrane) processes separately and sequentially for the removal of total (intra- and extracellular) microcystin. Results of the conventional treatment process demonstrated that coagulation/flocculation alone was not effective (up to 70%) for the removal of total microcystin, while the uptake of total microcystin was achieved up to 84% by PAC adsorption (PAC dose of 20mg/L)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938140/encapsulating-fe3o4-into-calcium-alginate-coated-chitosan-hydrochloride-hydrogel-beads-for-removal-of-cu-ii-and-u-vi-from-aqueous-solutions
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Xiaofeng Yi, Jiarui He, Yingyuan Guo, Zhenhua Han, Meixia Yang, Jiali Jin, Junjie Gu, Minrui Ou, Xiaoping Xu
The aim of this work was to study the removal of Cu (II) and U (VI) ions from aqueous solutions by encapsulating magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles into calcium alginate coated chitosan hydrochloride (CCM) hydrogel beads. ATR-FTIR and XRD analysis data indicated that the CCM composites were successfully prepared. SEM images and EDX spectra showed that Cu(2+) and UO2(2+) ions were adhered onto sorbents. Adsorption properties for removal of both copper and uranium ions under various experimental conditions were investigated...
September 19, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938076/fabrication-of-robust-reference-tips-and-reference-electrodes-for-kelvin-probe-applications-in-changing-atmospheres
#7
Matthias Uebel, Ashokanand Vimalanandan, Abdelaziz Laaboudi, Stefan Evers, Martin Stratmann, Detlef Diesing, Michael Rohwerder
The scanning Kelvin probe (SKP) is a versatile method for the measurement of the Volta potential difference between a sample and the SKP tip (Δψsample, SKP-tip). Based on suitable calibration, this technique is highly suited for the application in corrosion science due to its ability to serve as a very sensitive non-contact and non-destructive method for determining the electrode potential, even at buried interfaces beneath coatings or on surfaces covered by ultra-thin electrolyte layers, which are not accessible by standard reference electrodes...
September 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937775/operando-phonon-studies-of-the-protonation-mechanism-in-highly-active-hydrogen-evolution-reaction-pentlandite-catalysts
#8
Ioannis Zegkinoglou, Ali Zendegani, Ilya Sinev, Sebastian Kunze, Hemma Mistry, Hyo Sang Jeon, Jiyong Zhao, Michael Y Hu, E Ercan Alp, Stefan Piontek, Mathias Smialkowski, Ulf-Peter Apfel, Fritz Körmann, Jorg Neugebauer, Tilmann Hickel, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya
Synthetic pentlandite (Fe4.5Ni4.5S8) is a promising electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution, demonstrating high current densities, low overpotential and remarkable stability in bulk form. The depletion of sulfur from the surface of this catalyst during the electrochemical reaction has been proposed to be beneficial for its catalytic performance, but the role of sulfur vacancies and the mechanism determining the reaction kinetics are still unknown. We have performed electrochemical operando studies of the vibrational dynamics of pentlandite under hydrogen evolution reaction conditions using 57Fe nuclear resonant inelastic X-ray scattering...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937765/origin-of-substitution-mechanism-for-the-binding-of-organic-ligands-on-the-surface-of-cspbbr3-perovskite-nanocubes
#9
Vikash Kumar Ravi, Pralay K Santra, Niharika Joshi, Jeetender Chugh, Sachin Kumar Singh, Håkan Rensmo, Prasenjit Ghosh, Angshuman Nag
Optoelectronic properties of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocubes (NCs) depend strongly on the interaction of the organic passivating molecules with the inorganic crystal. To understand this interaction, we employed a combination of synchrotron-based X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and first principles density functional theory (DFT) based calculations. XPS elucidated the internal structure of inorganic part in a layer-by-layer fashion, whereas, NMR characterized the organic ligands...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937742/inorganic-nanoparticles-metal-organic-framework-hybrid-membrane-reactors-for-efficient-photocatalytic-conversion-of-co2
#10
James Wainaina Maina, Jurg Schutz, Luke Grundy, Elise Des Ligneris, Zhifeng Yi, Lingxue Kong, Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Mihail Ionescu, Ludovic F Dumée
Photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) to useful products has potential to address the adverse environmental impact of global warming. However, most photocatalysts used to date exhibit limited catalytic performance, due to poor CO2 adsorption capacity, inability to efficiently generate photoexcited electrons, and/or poor transfer of the photo-generated electrons to CO2 molecules adsorbed on the catalyst surface. The integration of inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles across metal organic framework (MOF) materials has potential to yield new hybrid materials, combining high CO2 adsorption capacity of MOF and the ability of the semiconductor nanoparticles to generate photoexcited electrons...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937701/theoretical-study-on-geometric-electronic-and-catalytic-performances-of-fe-dopant-pairs-in-graphene
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Yanan Tang, Huadou Chai, Weiguang Chen, Xiao Cui, Yaqiang Ma, Mingyu Zhao, Xianqi Dai
The formation geometries, electronic structures and catalytic properties of monovacancy and divacancy graphene sheets with two embedded Fe dopants (2Fe-MG and 2Fe-DG) have been systematically investigated using the first-principles calculations. It was found that the configuration of 2Fe-DG is slightly more stable than that of 2Fe-MG sheets and the two doped Fe atoms in graphene (2Fe-graphene) as active sites could regulate the stability of gas molecules. In addition, the adsorption of O2 and CO molecules could modulate the electronic and magnetic properties of 2Fe-graphene systems...
September 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937645/bioelectrochemical-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat-6-in-an-antibody-based-biomicrosystem
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Danna Sepulveda, Miguel A Aroca, Andres Varela, Patricia Del Portillo, Johann F Osma
Bioelectrochemical sensing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through electro-immunosensors is a promising technique to detect relevant analytes. In general, immunosensors require the formation of organic assemblies by the adsorption of molecular constituents. Moreover, they depend on the correct immobilization of the bio-recognition element in the biosensor. These procedures cannot be easily monitored without the use of invasive methods. In this work, an impedance analysis technique was used, as a non-invasive method, to measure and differentiate the manufacturing stages of the sensors...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937637/adsorption-mechanisms-of-dodecylbenzene-sulfonic-acid-by-corn-straw-and-poplar-leaf-biochars
#13
Nan Zhao, Xixiang Yang, Jing Zhang, Ling Zhu, Yizhong Lv
Biochar is an eco-friendly, renewable, and cost-effective material that can be used as an adsorbent for the remediation of contaminated environments. In this paper, two types of biochar were prepared through corn straw and poplar leaf pyrolysis at 300 °C and 700 °C (C300, C700, P300, P700). Brunaer-Emmett-Teller N₂ surface area, scanning electron microscope, elemental analysis, and infrared spectra were used to characterize their structures. These biochars were then used as adsorbents for the adsorption of dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid (DBSA)...
September 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937636/enhanced-photocatalytic-activity-of-nabh%C3%A2-reduced-bifeo%C3%A2-nanoparticles-for-rhodamine-b-decolorization
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Lijing Di, Hua Yang, Tao Xian, Xiujuan Chen
In this work, oxygen vacancies were introduced onto the surface of BiFeO₃ nanoparticles by NaBH₄ reduction method to yield oxygen-deficient BiFeO3-x samples. Comprehensive analysis on the basis of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) observation and X-ray photoelectron spectrum (XPS) confirms the existence of surface oxygen vacancies on the BiFeO3-x nanoparticles. The photocatalytic activity of as-prepared BiFeO3-x samples was evaluated by the decolorization of rhodamine B (RhB) under simulated sunlight irradiation...
September 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937606/a-novel-nanocomposite-as-an-efficient-adsorbent-for-the-rapid-adsorption-of-ni-ii-from-aqueous-solution
#15
Xiaotao Zhang, Ximing Wang, Zhangjing Chen
A sulfhydryl-lignocellulose/montmorillonite (SLT) nanocomposite was prepared using a chemical intercalation reaction. The SLT nanocomposite was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), the results demonstrated that an intercalated-exfoliated nanostructure was formed in the SLT nanocomposite. Batch experiments were conducted to optimize parameters such as SLT nanocomposite dosage, the initial concentration of Ni(II), solution pH, temperature, and time...
September 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937222/variable-lysozyme-transport-dynamics-on-oxidatively-functionalized-polystyrene-films
#16
Nicholas Anthony Moringo, Hao Shen, Lawrence J Tauzin, Wenxiao Wang, Logan D C Bishop, Christy F Landes
Tuning protein adsorption dynamics at polymeric interfaces is of great interest to many biomedical and material applications. Functionalization of polymer surfaces is a common method to introduce application specific surface chemistries to a polymer interface. In this work single molecule fluorescence microscopy is utilized to determine the adsorption dynamics of lysozyme, a well-studied antibacterial protein, at the interface of polystyrene oxidized via UV exposure, oxygen plasma, and functionalized by ligand grafting to produce varying degrees of surface hydrophilicity, surface roughness, and induced oxygen content...
September 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937173/adsorption-of-molecular-hydrogen-on-coronene-with-a-new-potential-energy-surface
#17
Massimiliano Bartolomei, Ricardo Pérez de Tudela, Kilian Arteaga, Tomás González-Lezana, Marta I Hernández, José Campos-Martínez, Pablo Villarreal, Javier Hernández-Rojas, José Bretón, Fernando Pirani
Benchmark interaction energies between coronene, C24H12, and molecular hydrogen, H2, have been computed by means of high level electronic structure calculations. Binding energies, equilibrium distances and strengths of the long range attraction, evaluated for the basic configurations of the H2-C24H12 complex, indicate that the system is not too affected by the relative orientations of the diatom, suggesting that its behavior can be approximated to that of a pseudoatom. The obtained energy profiles have confirmed the noncovalent nature of the bonding and serve to tune-up the parameters of a new force field based on the atom-bond approach which correctly describes the main features of the H2-coronene interaction...
September 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936867/anisotropic-dye-adsorption-and-anhydrous-proton-conductivity-in-smectic-liquid-crystal-networks-the-role-of-cross-link-density-order-and-orientation
#18
Ting Liang, Huub P C van Kuringen, Dirk J Mulder, Shuai Tan, Yong Wu, Zandrie Borneman, Kitty Nijmeijer, Albertus P H J Schenning
In this work the decisive role of rigidity, orientation and order in the smectic liquid crystalline network on the anisotropic proton and adsorbent properties is reported. The rigidity in the hydrogen-bonded polymer network has been altered by changing the cross-link density, the order by using different mesophases (smectic, nematic and isotropic phases) while the orientation of the mesogens was controlled by alignment layers. Adding more cross-linker improved the integrity of the polymer films. For the proton conduction, an optimum was found in the amount of cross-linker and the smectic organization results in the highest anhydrous proton conduction...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936825/optical-demodulation-system-for-digitally-encoded-suspension-array-in-fluoroimmunoassay
#19
Qinghua He, Dongmei Li, Yonghong He, Tian Guan, Yilong Zhang, Zhiyuan Shen, Xuejing Chen, Siyu Liu, Bangrong Lu, Yanhong Ji
A laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy-coupled optical system is reported to demodulate digitally encoded suspension array in fluoroimmunoassay. It takes advantage of the plasma emissions of assembled elemental materials to digitally decode the suspension array, providing a more stable and accurate recognition to target biomolecules. By separating the decoding procedure of suspension array and adsorption quantity calculation of biomolecules into two independent channels, the cross talk between decoding and label signals in traditional methods had been successfully avoided, which promoted the accuracy of both processes and realized more sensitive quantitative detection of target biomolecules...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936584/preparation-of-magnetic-mil-101-cr-for-efficient-removal-of-ciprofloxacin
#20
Şahika Sena Bayazit, Selen Tuğba Danalıoğlu, Mohamed Abdel Salam, Özge Kerkez Kuyumcu
Metal organic frameworks are widely used as adsorbent materials in recent years. In this study, the most prepared metal organic framework MIL-101 was prepared by hydrothermal method and featured magnetic property using co-precipitation method Fe3O4. Then, the prepared composite (MIL-101/Fe3O4) was first characterized using XRD, FTIR, SEM-EDS, and surface area analysis, then was used for the adsorptive removal of the most used antibiotic, ciprofloxacin (CIP). The effect of different adsorption variables which may affect the removal of CIP by MIL-101/Fe3O4 was investigated, as well as their adsorbent quantity, initial CIP concentration, pH, temperature, and contact time...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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