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Findings from Bu Ali Sina University Update Knowledge of Chemical Engineering (Preparation of clay/alumina and clay/alumina/Ag nanoparticle...

July 2, 2014



Findings from Bu Ali Sina University Update Knowledge of Chemical Engineering (Preparation of clay/alumina and clay/alumina/Ag nanoparticle composites for chemical and bacterial treatment of waste water)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Research findings on Chemical Engineering are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Hamadan, Iran, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The pollution of water resources with chemical and biological pollutants is the serious problem of the present century. So synthesis of new adsorbents which can remove both types of pollutants is necessary."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Bu Ali Sina University, "In the present study a novel clay/mesoporous alumina composite has been synthesized in order to remove both cationic and anionic dye pollutants and their binary mixtures from aqueous solutions. Also the clay/mesoporous alumina/Ag nanoparticle composite has been synthesized for the first time by the new combined method and used for both chemical and biological treatment of aqueous solution. The characterization of the prepared nanocomposite has been performed by TEM and EDS techniques. The results show that the synthesized materials are good adsorbents for effective removal of both cationic and anionic dye pollutants."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Also the nanocomposite shows very good antibacterial activity against both Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria."

For more information on this research see: Preparation of clay/alumina and clay/alumina/Ag nanoparticle composites for chemical and bacterial treatment of waste water. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2014;247():16-24. Chemical Engineering Journal can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Chemical Engineering Journal - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/601273)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Yahyaei, Bu Ali Sina Univ, Fac Paravet Sci, Hamadan, Iran. Additional authors for this research include S. Azizian, A. Mohammadzadeh and M. Pajohi-Alamoti.

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Hamadan, Chemical Engineering

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