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Findings from Brno University of Technology in the Area of Materials Research Described

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Materials Research have been published. According to news reporting from Brno, Czech Republic, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Due to the rapid development of industry and associated production of toxic waste, especially heavy metals, there is a great interest in creating and upgrading new sorption materials to remove these pollutants from the environment."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Brno University of Technology, "This study aims to determine the effectiveness of different carbon forms (graphene, expanded carbon, multi-wall nanotubes) and paramagnetic particles (Fe2O3) for adsorption of cadmium(II), lead(II), and copper(II) on its surface, with different interaction time from 1 min to 24 h. The main attention is paid to the detection of these metals using differential pulse voltammetry."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Based on the obtained results, graphene and Fe2O3 are found to be good candidates for removal of heavy metals from the environment."

For more information on this research see: Interaction of Heavy Metal Ions with Carbon and Iron Based Particles. Materials, 2014;7(3):2242-2256. Materials can be contacted at: Mdpi Ag, Postfach, Ch-4005 Basel, Switzerland. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Materials -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Fialova, Brno Univ Technol, Cent European Inst Technol, CZ-61600 Brno, Czech Republic. Additional authors for this research include M. Kremplova, L. Melichar, P. Kopel, D. Hynek, V. Adam and R. Kizek.

Keywords for this news article include: Brno, Europe, Czech Republic, Materials Research

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