Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Researchers Use Various Zinc Oxide Nanostructures to Boost Efficiency of Water Purification Process

Abstract:
An Iranian researcher in association with Swedish scientists studied the use of various nanostructures of zinc oxide in the improvement of the removal of industrial pollutants from water and the differences in their efficiencies.

Researchers Use Various Zinc Oxide Nanostructures to Boost Efficiency of Water Purification Process

Tehran, Iran | Posted on July 13th, 2014

Water pollution is one of the most important problems in today's societies. Many researchers are currently carrying out studies and researches to settle this problem. The use of nanostructures for the elimination of various types of pollutants is one of the approaches that have attracted the attention of many researchers. In this research, the aim was to study and introduce various zinc oxide nanostructures with high photocatalytic efficiency in the removal of pollutants, specially Red Congo organic dye. This dye is poisonous but it is used by the researchers because it changes color as pH value varies from alkali to acidic media.

Various zinc oxide structures, including nanorod, nanosheet and nanoleaf have been used in the removal of the pollutant. Based on the results, nanorods have the highest efficiency among all other structures. The amount of the elimination of Red Congo by using nanorods was 67% while it was 48% and 12% for nanoleaves and nanosheets, respectively.

All nanostructures used in this research were produced through hydrothermal method at low temperature. This method does not require complicated equipment and it has low cost.

This research is a part of a bigger project being carried out under the supervision of Prof. Magnus Wislander from Linkoping University in Sweden. In fact, various properties of metallic oxide nanostructures have been studied in applications such as biosensors and photocatalytic processes.

Results of the research have been published in Ceramics International, vol. 40, issue 7, January 2014, pp. 11311-11317, and it is the result of cooperation between Azar Sa'dollah Khani and researchers from Linkoping University in Sweden.

####

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

Seeking Nanoscale Defenses for Biological and Chemical Threats: WPI co-organizes a NATO workshop to improve the detection and decontamination of biological and chemical agents September 13th, 2014

New pricing report for bulk graphene materials September 13th, 2014

Berkeley Lab Licenses Boron Nitride Nanotube Technology: New material has unique mechanical and electronic properties September 13th, 2014

Iranian Nano Scientists Create Flame-Resistant Polymers September 13th, 2014

Discoveries

Iranian Nano Scientists Create Flame-Resistant Polymers September 13th, 2014

Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes September 12th, 2014

Ceramics don't have to be brittle: Caltech materials scientists are creating materials by design September 11th, 2014

Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami September 11th, 2014

Announcements

Seeking Nanoscale Defenses for Biological and Chemical Threats: WPI co-organizes a NATO workshop to improve the detection and decontamination of biological and chemical agents September 13th, 2014

New pricing report for bulk graphene materials September 13th, 2014

Berkeley Lab Licenses Boron Nitride Nanotube Technology: New material has unique mechanical and electronic properties September 13th, 2014

Iranian Nano Scientists Create Flame-Resistant Polymers September 13th, 2014

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals

New pricing report for bulk graphene materials September 13th, 2014

Iranian Nano Scientists Create Flame-Resistant Polymers September 13th, 2014

Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes September 12th, 2014

Iranian Nanotechnology Scientists Produce Polymeric Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering September 11th, 2014

Environment

Iranian Nano Scientists Create Flame-Resistant Polymers September 13th, 2014

NanoStruck has a High Recovery Rate on Mine Tailings: retrieval of up to 96% of Gold, 88% of Silver and 86% of Palladium September 12th, 2014

Nanostruck announces 87.6% recovery of 56 GMS/ton silver tailings samples September 12th, 2014

Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes September 12th, 2014

Water

Malvern Instruments & Aurora Water conference presentation illustrates value and cost-saving potential of on-line zeta potential in water treatment: 2014 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA September 7th – 10th September 3rd, 2014

New Nanosorbent Helps Elimination of Colorants from Textile Wastewater August 25th, 2014

Eco-friendly 'pre-fab nanoparticles' could revolutionize nano manufacturing: UMass Amherst team invents a way to create versatile, water-soluble nano-modules August 13th, 2014

PerkinElmer to Display Innovative Detection and Informatics Offerings at ACS National Meeting & Exposition Detection, Data Visualization and Analytics for Chemistry Professionals August 8th, 2014

Research partnerships

NEI Corporation and PneumatiCoat Technologies Sign Agreement to Jointly Develop and Market New Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries September 12th, 2014

Advanced Light Source Sets Microscopy Record| Berkeley Lab Researchers Achieve Highest Resolution Ever with X-ray Microscopy September 11th, 2014

Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami September 11th, 2014

Development of Algorithm for Accurate Calculation of Average Distance Travelled by Low-Speed Electrons without Energy Loss that Are Sensitive to Surface Structure September 11th, 2014

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE