Oxidation of carbon nanotubes using for Cu(II) adsorption from aqueous solution


Oxidized carbon nanotubes
CuII adsorption capacity
CuII adsorption
potassium permanganate
oxidized CNTs.

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Quyen NDV, Tuyen TN, Khieu DQ, Tin DX, Diem BTH, Tinh NTM, Lan PTN. Oxidation of carbon nanotubes using for Cu(II) adsorption from aqueous solution. hueuni-jns [Internet]. 2019Jun.6 [cited 2023Nov.29];128(1B):5-12. Available from: https://jos.hueuni.edu.vn/index.php/hujos-ns/article/view/5216


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) synthesized by chemical vapour deposition without using hydrogen were oxidized with 0.1 M potassium permanganate at 40oC for 2 hours and exhibited high CuII adsorption capacity from aqueous solution. X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherms were used to characterize the oxidized CNTs. After oxidizing, the obtained CNTs were used to remove CuII from aqueous solution. With CuII initial concentration of 20 mg.L-1, at pH of 4 and adsorbent dosage of 0.2 g.L-1, the oxidized CNTs exhibited high CuII adsorption ability with maximum adsorption capacity of 174.4 mg.g-1.


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