Survey of mercury (Hg+2) removal from aqueous solutions with multiwalled carbon nanotubes coated by iron oxide

Khodabakhshi, A. and asghareyan dastenaee, H. and Fdaei, A. and Sedehi, M. Survey of mercury (Hg+2) removal from aqueous solutions with multiwalled carbon nanotubes coated by iron oxide. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences.

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Abstract

Background and aims: Water pollution is undoubtedly one of the major problems faced by the world today. Water pollution by heavy metals is one of the most important environmental problems., mercury is a highly toxic metal Among the heavy metals. it can cause nerve damage in humans irreversibility. It can easily cross the brain-blood barrier and affect fetal brain. High concentrations of Hg+ 2 due to respiratory and renal dysfunction and pain in the chest as well. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of multi-walled carbon nanotubes Combined with iron oxide to remove mercury in aqueous solutions. methods:This experimental study the multi-walled nanotubes combined with iron oxide and used for removal mercury. the effects of parameters such as pH solution, contact time, stirring speed, amount of nano-composite and interference (nitrate and chloride) were investigated and the optimum conditions were determined for each of these parameters by using minitab software and analyzed by Taguchi statistical method. Results: The findings of this study showed that the neutral pH than acidic and alkaline pH is more suitable for the removal of mercury, and the best stirring speed is 150 rpm, 60 minutes Contact time, is a good time. At this time can be removed 93% of the mercury depending on the nano composite. the Best of nano composite is 60 mg per liter to achieve the desirable removal of mercury. In addition, at low concentrations (less than one milligram per liter) nanocomposites can be 87 percent remove mercury mercury. In this study, the addition of interfering factors (nitrate and chloride), decreased mercury removal by 10%. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that use of the nanotubes coated with iron oxide without at neutral pH, contact time 60 min, stirring rate of 150 rpm, and the nano-composite 60 mg, can be achieved mercury removal 93%. also according to the results this nano-composite considered as a suitable choice for treatment of drinking water and industrial wastewater.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Absorption of mercury, Absorption, carbon nanotubes, nano-iron oxide.
Subjects: WA Public Health > Public Health Education WA.18 > WA 30 Social, Economic, and Environmental factor in public health
WA Public Health > WA 30 Social, Economic, and Environmental factor in public health
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 07:27
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 07:27
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4824

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