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Investigators from University of Malaga Report New Data on Engineering (Characterization of an engineered cellulose based membrane by thiol dendrimer...

September 10, 2014



Investigators from University of Malaga Report New Data on Engineering (Characterization of an engineered cellulose based membrane by thiol dendrimer for heavy metals removal)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Researchers detail new data in Engineering. According to news reporting originating from Malaga, Spain, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Diaminobutane based poly(propyleneimine) dendrimer functionalized with sixteen thiol groups, DAB-3-(SH)(16), was successfully embeded in a swollen cellulosic support in order to achieve an easily handle engineered membrane."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Malaga, "The membrane was characterised by physicochemical, electrical and transport measurements, and the effect of the dendrimer was established by comparing these results with those obtained for the original cellulosic support."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Results show that dendrimer inclusion improves the membrane elastic behaviour (Young modulus increase around 20%), while a significant reduction in the permeation of toxics heavy metals (Cd2+, Hg2+ and Pb2+) was also obtained, which avails the possible application of dendrimer-modified membrane in electrochemical devices for water remediation."

For more information on this research see: Characterization of an engineered cellulose based membrane by thiol dendrimer for heavy metals removal. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2014;253():472-477. 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)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Algarra, University of Malaga, Fac Ciencias, Dept. of Quim Fis, E-29071 Malaga, Spain. Additional authors for this research include M.I. Vazquez, B. Alonso, C.M. Casado, J. Casado and J. Benavente.

Keywords for this news article include: Malaga, Spain, Europe, Engineering

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