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The light enhanced removal of Bisphenol A from wastewater using cotton waste derived carbon microtubes

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posted on 2024-06-05, 01:04 authored by K Shirvanimoghaddam, B Czech, G Wójcik, Minoo NaebeMinoo Naebe
The development of high performance, sustainable and inexpensive catalyst for environmental applications is a highly innovative and promising approach to meet the increasing demands from society on water treatment and pollution remediation. Carbon microtube (CMT) synthesized from cotton waste was successfully developed by direct pyrolysis of cotton bundle in argon atmosphere in different carbonization temperature (900, 1100, 1300 and 1500 °C). Carbon microtubes have been used for removal of Bisphenol A (BPA) in wastewater and showed the optimum performance for CMT11 and CMT 13. The mechanism involved in this efficient water treatment was ascribed to the strong π-π interaction and hydrogen bonds between CMT and BPA. Given the repeatability, high removal performance and cost effectiveness of the cotton based carbon microtubes when compared to other well-known catalysts such as carbon nanotubes, the carbon microtubes demonstrated great potential as low-cost, sustainable and effective catalyst for wastewater treatment.

History

Journal

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Volume

539

Pagination

425-432

Location

United States

ISSN

0021-9797

eISSN

1095-7103

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Elsevier

Publisher

ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE