Advances in Nanoparticles

Volume 6, Issue 2 (May 2017)

ISSN Print: 2169-0510   ISSN Online: 2169-0529

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Adsorption of Silver Nanoparticles from Aqueous Solution by Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

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DOI: 10.4236/anp.2017.62003    1,794 Downloads   3,039 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are becoming an emerging pollutant of the environment. In this study, the efficacy of Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTS) to remove AgNPs from aqueous solution at a concentration of 250 and 500 mg/100 ml MWCNTS was investigated. The results showed that the adsorption of AgNPs by 250 and 500 mg/100 ml MWCNTS after a contact time of 10 min., 30 min., 60 min., 120 min. and 240 min was 33.95%, 34.36%, 40.32%, 45.33%, 58.53% and 57.29%, 61.27%, 64.89%, 87.21%, 88.58%, respectively. The statistical analysis of data showed that, after adding 250 and 500 mg/100 ml MWCNTS, the total residues of AgNPs were significantly reduced in all MWCNTS exposed samples when compared to the control groups (P < 0.05). Moreover, at the two used concentrations, there were significant differences between 240 min. and all other contact times. The result concluded that the removal percent of AgNPs from aqueous solution was increased with the increase in contact time and concentrations of MWCNTS. Additionally, MWCNTS are expected to be potential adsorbent in the future due to their high removal capacity of nano-sized silver.

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Hassan, D. and Farghali, M. (2017) Adsorption of Silver Nanoparticles from Aqueous Solution by Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes. Advances in Nanoparticles, 6, 22-32. doi: 10.4236/anp.2017.62003.

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