Carbon nanosphere adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate from water

Man Li, Chengwei Wang, Michael J. O'Connell, Candace Chan

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Abstract

Porous carbon nanospheres prepared using spray pyrolysis were evaluated as adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate in de-ionized (DI), canal, and well waters. The carbon nanospheres displayed good binding to both metals in DI water and outperformed commercial activated carbons for arsenate removal in pH > 8, likely due to the presence of basic surface functional groups, high surface-to-volume ratio, and suitable micropores formed during the synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Science: Nano
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

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Selenic Acid
selenate
Nanospheres
arsenate
Adsorbents
Carbon
Spray pyrolysis
Water
carbon
Canals
well water
Activated carbon
pyrolysis
Functional groups
spray
functional group
activated carbon
canal
Metals
water

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  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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Carbon nanosphere adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate from water. / Li, Man; Wang, Chengwei; O'Connell, Michael J.; Chan, Candace.

In: Environmental Science: Nano, Vol. 2, No. 3, 01.06.2015, p. 245-250.

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Li, Man ; Wang, Chengwei ; O'Connell, Michael J. ; Chan, Candace. / Carbon nanosphere adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate from water. In: Environmental Science: Nano. 2015 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 245-250.
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