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Molecules 2016, 21(7), 953; doi:10.3390/molecules21070953

Carbon Nanotube Based Groundwater Remediation: The Case of Trichloroethylene

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Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA
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Center for Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
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Academic Editor: Saikat Talapatra
Received: 17 May 2016 / Revised: 6 July 2016 / Accepted: 8 July 2016 / Published: 21 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Nanotubes: Advances and Applications)
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Adsorption of chlorinated organic contaminants (COCs) on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has been gaining ground as a remedial platform for groundwater treatment. Applications depend on our mechanistic understanding of COC adsorption on CNTs. This paper lays out the nature of competing interactions at play in hybrid, membrane, and pure CNT based systems and presents results with the perspective of existing gaps in design strategies. First, current remediation approaches to trichloroethylene (TCE), the most ubiquitous of the COCs, is presented along with examination of forces contributing to adsorption of analogous contaminants at the molecular level. Second, we present results on TCE adsorption and remediation on pure and hybrid CNT systems with a stress on the specific nature of substrate and molecular architecture that would contribute to competitive adsorption. The delineation of intermolecular interactions that contribute to efficient remediation is needed for custom, scalable field design of purification systems for a wide range of contaminants. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; groundwater remediation; VOC removal; trichloroethylene; CNT hybrid; CNT membrane; hierarchical catalysis; biomimetic carbon nanotubes; groundwater remediation; VOC removal; trichloroethylene; CNT hybrid; CNT membrane; hierarchical catalysis; biomimetic
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Jha, K.C.; Liu, Z.; Vijwani, H.; Nadagouda, M.; Mukhopadhyay, S.M.; Tsige, M. Carbon Nanotube Based Groundwater Remediation: The Case of Trichloroethylene. Molecules 2016, 21, 953.

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