Composite nanofibers of polyacrylonitrile/natural clay for decontamination of water containing Pb(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and pesticides
2017 (English)In: Separation science and technology (Print), ISSN 0149-6395, E-ISSN 1520-5754, Vol. 52, no 1, 58-70 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Composite nanofibers containing polyacrylonitrile and natural clay particles were fabricated and investigated for the removal of Pb(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) from aqueous solutions. The adsorption behavior of Pb(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) can be well described by the Langmuir adsorption model and high loading capacities at pH 7 were obtained. The kinetics of the adsorption process showed that equilibrium was attained after 60 min and the experimental data followed a pseudo-first-order model. The nanocomposites were also tested for photocatalytic degradation of Monocrotophos pesticides in which high degradation efficiency (>90%) was obtained in less than 60 min.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 52, no 1, 58-70 p.
Composite nanofibers, heavy metals, pesticides, polluted waters, Degradation, Lead, Nanofibers, Solutions, Water pollution, Zinc, Zinc compounds, Adsorption behavior, Adsorption process, Degradation efficiency, Langmuir adsorption model, Photo catalytic degradation, Polluted water, Pseudo-first-order, Adsorption
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-202238DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2016.1231692ISI: 000392446300007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84991498328OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-202238DiVA: diva2:1082905
Correspondence Address: Uheida, A.; Department of Materials and Nano Physics, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Electrum 229 - Isafjordsgatan 22, Sweden; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. QC 201703202017-03-202017-03-202017-03-20Bibliographically approved