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Study Findings from CMRDI Provide New Insights into Nanoparticles (Environmental remediation of aqueous nitrate solutions by photocatalytic reduction...

August 1, 2014



Study Findings from CMRDI Provide New Insights into Nanoparticles (Environmental remediation of aqueous nitrate solutions by photocatalytic reduction using Pd/NaTaO3 nanoparticles)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Investigators publish new report on Nanoparticles. According to news reporting out of Cairo, Egypt, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "NaTaO3 nanoparticles were prepared by an ultrasonic method, and Pd was deposited onto the surface of NaTaO3 via photoassisted deposition. The resulting samples were characterised by X-ray diffraction, ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy, photoluminescence emission spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, extended X-ray absorption fine structure analysis, and surface area measurements."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from CMRDI, "The catalytic performance of the samples in the photoreduction of nitrate under visible light was determined. The UV-vis analysis indicated that a red shift occurred after Pd was loaded onto NaTaO3."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The maximum reduction efficiency was 100%, which was obtained using 0.6 wt% Pd/NaTaO3 after a reaction time of 50 min."

For more information on this research see: Environmental remediation of aqueous nitrate solutions by photocatalytic reduction using Pd/NaTaO3 nanoparticles. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2014;20(4):1367-1372. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/713562)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.M. Mohamed, CMRDI, Adv Mat Department, Cairo 11421, Egypt.

Keywords for this news article include: Cairo, Egypt, Africa, Emerging Technologies, Environment, Nanoparticle, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, Photocatalyst, Photocatalytic

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Source: Ecology, Environment & Conservation


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