Journal article

Rapid uptake of atrazine from aqueous phase by thermally activated MCM-41

Nitin Goyal, Vijaya Kumar Bulasara, Gang Li, Liying Liu

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

This study was designed to prepare an adsorbent without any complex modification process for the removal of atrazine (AZN) from aqueous phase. Thus, Mobil composition of matter No. 41 (MCM-41) was synthesized and modified by physical activation at high temperature (650 °C). The synthesized adsorbent was tested by XRD, SEM, EDX, FT-IR and BET to confirm the successful synthesis as well as effectiveness for the adsorption of AZN. The average particle size of prepared material was found to be about 500 nm, while the BET calculations showed that adsorbent was porous with a specific surface area of 25.9 m2/g. Later, it was used in batch removal studies of AZN for which, it showed a high adsorptio..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Funding Acknowledgements

This research study was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant: 51406029), Project of Xingliao talents (XLYC1807119), and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grants: N172504027 & N182508027).