Barium-Encapsulated Biodegradable Polycaprolactone for Sulfate Removal
AbstractVarious compositions of barium carbonate (BaCO3) loaded polycaprolactone (PCL) composites were prepared, including 2.5/97.5, 10/90, 30/70, 50/50 and 90/10 (PCL/BaCO3), via re-precipitation technique. Small-scale column tests were conducted to study the efficiency of sulfate removal using the PCL/BaCO3 composites. The composites before and after their use to remove sulfate were extensively characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution TEM (HR-TEM), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). As PCL is a biodegradable polymer, these composites are environmentally friendly and have several advantages over barium sulfate precipitation in overcoming clogging issues in filters or resins due to collection of natural organic matter (NOM). The media used in this study exhibited high capacity and was able to remove more than 90% sulfate from synthetic sulfate containing waters and NOM samples collected from the Ohio River. View Full-Text
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Han, C.; Nadagouda, M.N. Barium-Encapsulated Biodegradable Polycaprolactone for Sulfate Removal. Water 2018, 10, 1789.
Han C, Nadagouda MN. Barium-Encapsulated Biodegradable Polycaprolactone for Sulfate Removal. Water. 2018; 10(12):1789.Chicago/Turabian Style
Han, Changseok; Nadagouda, Mallikarjuna N. 2018. "Barium-Encapsulated Biodegradable Polycaprolactone for Sulfate Removal." Water 10, no. 12: 1789.
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