Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Iran Produces New Nanocatalyst to Purify Wastewater without Visible Light

Abstract:
Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a new type of nanocatalyst that needs no visible light to remove colorants from wastewater.

Iran Produces New Nanocatalyst to Purify Wastewater without Visible Light

Tehran, Iran | Posted on June 20th, 2012

Various methods have so far been proposed for the removal of colorants from wastewater, each of which has its own specific limitations. One the most well-known methods is the use of titanium oxide (TiO2) nanostructures as photocatalysts, which has some limitations due to the need for sunlight and visible light.

By carrying out studies on nanocatalysts, the Iranian researchers in Shiraz University used Pd/HAP/Fe3O4 as an appropriate nanocatalyst in order to remove azo dyes. The researchers synthesized Pd/HAP/Fe3O4 nanocatalyst, and they studied its performance in the water containing colorants.

They believe that in order to remove the colorant, the nanocatalyst firstly reacts with the oxygen dissolved in water in acidic atmosphere, and hydro-peroxide is formed. The obtained hydro-peroxide reacts with azo dye in the presence of HAP catalyst, and it results in the decomposition of the azo dye.

The results of the research show that the reaction of dye removal indicates the high efficiency of the nanocatalyst. Among the advantages of the nanocatalyst, mention can be made of high catalytic activity, ability to extract catalyst from the solution through magnetic methods, appropriate stability, ability to be recycled, and the lack of need for light or any other harmful substance.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Basque researchers turn light upside down February 23rd, 2018

Stiffness matters February 23rd, 2018

Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-D: Berkeley Lab researchers generate first images of 129 DNA structures February 22nd, 2018

'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing: Combined memristor and transistor can process information and store memory with one device February 22nd, 2018

Discoveries

Basque researchers turn light upside down February 23rd, 2018

Histology in 3-D: New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples February 22nd, 2018

Developing reliable quantum computers February 22nd, 2018

Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-D: Berkeley Lab researchers generate first images of 129 DNA structures February 22nd, 2018

Announcements

Basque researchers turn light upside down February 23rd, 2018

Stiffness matters February 23rd, 2018

Histology in 3-D: New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples February 22nd, 2018

Developing reliable quantum computers February 22nd, 2018

Water

Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air: NSF-funded NEWT Center aims for catalytic converter for nitrate-polluted water January 5th, 2018

A new way to mix oil and water: Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions November 8th, 2017

Magnetized viruses attack harmful bacteria: Rice, China team uses phage-enhanced nanoparticles to kill bacteria that foul water treatment systems August 2nd, 2017

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes clean pollutants in wastewater July 1st, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project