Findings on Fullerenes Detailed by Investigators at Islamic Azad University (The study of thermodynamics and kinetics methyl orange and malachite green by SWCNTs, SWCNT-COOH and SWCNT-NH2 as adsorbents from aqueous solution)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Fresh data on Fullerenes are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Tehran, Iran, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The effective removal of dyes from aqueous wastes is among the most important issues for many industrialized countries. Removal of methyl orange (MO) and malachite green (MG) from aqueous solutions were studied using single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), carboxylate functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT-COOH) and amide functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT-NH2)."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Islamic Azad University, "The adsorption process was found to be controlled by temperature, ionic strength, initial concentration, adsorbent dosage and contact time. The microstructure of carbon nanotubes was characterized using SEM and FTIR. The adsorbents studied exhibits high efficiency for MO and MG adsorption and the equilibrium states could be achieved in 20, 20, 15 (min) for SWCNTs, SWCNT-COOH, SWCNT-NH2, respectively."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Adsorption capacity of each adsorbent increased with increasing active groups on the surface of carbon nanotube, where SWCNT-NH2 was the most effectively adsorbent."
For more information on this research see: The study of thermodynamics and kinetics methyl orange and malachite green by SWCNTs, SWCNT-COOH and SWCNT-NH2 as adsorbents from aqueous solution. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2014;20(5):3186-3194. 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 M.S. Derakhshan, Islamic Azad Univ, Shahre Qods Branch, Dept. of Chem, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Tehran, Physics, Fullerenes, Nanotechnology, Thermodynamics, Carbon Nanotubes, Emerging Technologies
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