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Reports Outline Phenothiazines Study Findings from Hohai University

January 31, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Phenothiazines have been published. According to news reporting originating from Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A solvothermal method was employed to prepare a novel magnetic composite adsorbent composed of graphene, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and Fe3O4 nanoparticles. The prepared adsorbents were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Hohai University, "Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and the particle size distribution of the samples before and after adsorption was also carried out. The performance of as-prepared composites was investigated by the adsorption of dye methylene blue. Results showed that the maximum adsorption capacity of the samples was up to 65.79 mg g(-1), which was almost equal to the sum of magnetic graphene and magnetic MWCNTs. The effect of pH and temperature on the adsorption performance of methylene blue onto the magnetic adsorbents was investigated. The kinetic was well-described by pseudo-second-order and intraparticle diffusion model, while the isotherm obeyed the Langmuir isotherm. Furthermore, the as-prepared composites were found to be regenerative and reusable. The application in the treatment of an artificial dye wastewater and its cost estimation were also discussed."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Therefore, the as-prepared magnetic composites can be severed as a potential adsorbent for removal of dye pollutant, owing to its high adsorption performance, magnetic separability and efficient recyclable property."

For more information on this research see: Kinetics and thermodynamics of adsorption of methylene blue by a magnetic graphene-carbon nanotube composite. Applied Surface Science, 2014;290():116-124. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Applied Surface Science -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P.F. Wang, Hohai University, Coll Environm, Key Lab Integrated Regulat & Resource Dev Shallow, Minist Educ, Nanjing 210098, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include M.H. Cao, C. Wang, Y.H. Ao, J. Hou and J. Qian (see also Phenothiazines).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jiangsu, Physics, Fullerenes, Methylene Blue, Phenothiazines, Thermodynamics, Carbon Nanotubes, People's Republic of China

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