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Immobilization of Chitosan onto Carbon Nanotubes for Lead Removal from Water

Al-Khatib, Ma An Fahmi Rashid and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Qudsieh, Isam Y. and Husain, Iman A. F. (2010) Immobilization of Chitosan onto Carbon Nanotubes for Lead Removal from Water. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10 (21). pp. 2705-2708. ISSN 1812-5654 (print), 1812-5662 (online)

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are interesting materials which are being researched intensively in the past few year. Application of CNTs in water treatment with their unique properties has attracted the attention of many scientists and engineers. Moreover, manipulation of CNTs with other polymers has been done for different applications. This study describes the use of carbon nanotubes with attached Chitosan for lead removal from aqueous solution. The CNTs were functionalized with chitosan via covalent link. The immobilization was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM). The obtained nanocomposite was used as an adsorbent material for lead removal from aqueous solutions and its removal capacity was tested. The results show an optimum removal percentage (98.4%) at the center point conditions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5595/2504
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, Chitosan, Immobilization, Nanocomposte, Lead
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Ma'an Alkhatib
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2011 15:17
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 13:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2504

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