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Investigators at Fudan University Detail Findings in Applied Clay Science

June 13, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators discuss new findings in Science. According to news reporting out of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "In this work, a novel montmorillonite supported carbon nanosphere adsorbent (Mt-spC) was fabricated successfully by a green and facile technique called hydrothermal carbonization, which was used to remove Cr (VI) from an aqueous solution."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Fudan University, "The batch adsor'ption results showed that, when the adsorption equilibrium time was 60 min and the optimum adsorption pH was 2, this novel Mt-spC adsorbent exhibited excellent performance (156.25 mg/g) for the removal of Cr (VI), which was much higher than that of raw Mt and the previously reported values of other materials. Kinetic and isotherm studies showed that Cr (VI) adsorption was more favorable at a higher concentration and monolayer adsorption occurred on the adsorbents."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Therefore, it can be suggested that this novel Mt-spC nanocomposite could be a good candidate for removing Cr (VI) from waste water, and this research provides a new route for the development of new environmental remediation nanomaterials."

For more information on this research see: Hydrothermal carbonization synthesis of a novel montmorillonite supported carbon nanosphere adsorbent for removal of Cr (VI) from waste water. Applied Clay Science, 2014;93-94():48-55. Applied Clay Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Applied Clay Science -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Li, Fudan University, Center Special Mat & Technol, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J.F. Shen, S.T. Huang, N. Li and M.X. Ye (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Science, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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