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Findings from Department of Chemistry in the Area of Chemistry Engineering Described [Design of Magnetic Attapulgite/Fly Ash/Poly(acrylic acid)...

August 13, 2014



Findings from Department of Chemistry in the Area of Chemistry Engineering Described [Design of Magnetic Attapulgite/Fly Ash/Poly(acrylic acid) Ternary Nanocomposite Hydrogels and Performance Evaluation as Selective Adsorbent for Pb2+ Ion]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Research findings on Engineering are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Lanzhou, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A facile inverse suspension polymerization approach was developed for the preparation of the magnetic attapulgite/fly ash/poly(acrylic acid) (ATP/FA/PAA) ternary nanocomposite hydrogels, after the inorganic materials were in situ modified. In the optimized preparation condition obtained via the L-9(3(4)) orthogonal experiments, about 95% of the monomer had been grafted onto the inorganic materials to form the three-dimensional cross-linking network of the ternary nanocomposite hydrogels."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Chemistry, "The ternary nanocomposite hydrogels exhibited good adsorption selectivity toward the Pb2+ ion, and the adsorbed ion could be completely desorbed with HCl aqueous solution. Furthermore, the ternary nanocomposite hydrogels possessed high mechanical stability and magnetic property."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These features as well as their low cost make them a potential adsorbent for treating Pb2+-contaminated water."

For more information on this research see: Design of Magnetic Attapulgite/Fly Ash/Poly(acrylic acid) Ternary Nanocomposite Hydrogels and Performance Evaluation as Selective Adsorbent for Pb2+ Ion. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2014;2(7):1785-1794. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.P. Jiang, Gansu Lianhe Univ, Dept. of Chem, Lanzhou 730000, People's Republic of China.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Lanzhou, Engineering, People's Republic of China

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