Synthesis and Application of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Nanocomposites as Se(IV) Adsorbents


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Synthesis and Application of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Nanocomposites as Se(IV) Adsorbents
Justine Minish, William Thompson, and Aize Li, Advised by Julia Xiaojun Zhao

The purpose of this research was to develop carboxyl group-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube/iron oxide nanoparticles/nanocomposites to be used for the adsorption and removal of selenium from aqueous solutions. The nanocomposites have been successfully synthesized. MWCNT/Fe3O4 nanoparticle nanotubes are capable of adsorbing Se(IV) from aqueous solutions. The nanocomposites exhibit the highestadsorption efficiencies under acidic conditions.


schematic diagram of the synthesis of a nanocomposite


TEM image of the nanocomposites


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