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Title: Synthesis of carbon nanotubes via chemical vapor deposition: an advanced application in the Management of Electroplating Effluent
Authors: Verma B.
Sewani H.
Balomajumder, Chandrajit
Published in: Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Abstract: Iron catalyst supported over magnesium oxide had been synthesized with different percentages of Fe, i.e., 0.5, 1, and 5% employing the method of impregnation. These fabricated catalysts were used to grow carbon nanotubes (CNTs) using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method in the CVD reactor. The 5% Fe/MgO catalyst showed the maximum growth of CNTs. The synthesized novel CNTs (5Fe-CNTs) were investigated for their adsorption capabilities for the removal of parts per million levels of hexavalent chromium from electroplating effluent. The 5Fe-CNTs were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and Zeta analyzer. The 5Fe-CNTs showed remarkable adsorption capacity of 63.3 mg g toward Cr(VI) in water. The effects of various operating conditions on the removal of Cr(VI) from wastewater have been evaluated. Kinetic and thermodynamic studies were performed, and it was observed that the experimental data is in best agreement with pseudo-second-order kinetics. Besides the synthesized CNTs exhibited good recyclability for adsorbing Cr(VI) as even after 3 adsorption cycles, the adsorption capacity was reduced by less than 10%. −1
Citation: Environmental Science and Pollution Research(2020), 27(12): 14007-14018
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Chromium
Wastewater treatment
ISSN: 9441344
Author Scopus IDs: 57191976974
Author Affiliations: Verma, B., Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Sewani, H., Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Balomajumder, C., Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667,
Funding Details: Ministry of Human Resource Development, MHRD.The authors are grateful to the Institute Instrumentation Center as well as the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, without whom this study would not have been possible. They provided all the required facili
Corresponding Author: Verma, B.; Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India; email:
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