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V2O5, CeO2 and Their MWCNTs Nanocomposites Modified for the Removal of Kerosene from Water

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Sustainability Solutions Research Lab, Bio-, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Research and Development Center, Faculty of Engineering, University of Pannonia, P.O. Box 158, H-8201 Veszprem, Hungary
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Chemistry Branch, Applied Sciences Department, University of Technology, Baghdad P.O. Box 19006, Iraq
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National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
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Engineering Research and Development Centre, University of Pannonia, P.O. Box 158, H-8201 Veszprem, Hungary
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Research Group of Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory for Surfaces and Nanostructures, Center for Natural Sciences, University of Pannonia, P.O. Box 158, H-8201 Veszprem, Hungary
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Academic Editors: Parasuraman Padmanabhan, Balázs Gulyás, Domokos Mathe and Weiming Zhang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 189; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020189
Received: 11 November 2021 / Revised: 22 December 2021 / Accepted: 29 December 2021 / Published: 6 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotechnology-Based Diagnostics)
In this paper, the application of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) based on metal oxide nanocomposites as adsorbents for the removal of hydrocarbons such as kerosene from water was investigated. Functionalized MWCNTs were obtained by chemical oxidation using concentrated sulfuric and nitric acids. V2O5, CeO2, and V2O5:CeO2 nanocomposites were prepared using the hydrothermal method followed by deposition of these oxides over MWCNTs. Individual and mixed metal oxides, fresh MWCNTs, and metal oxide nanoparticle-doped MWCNTs using different analysis techniques were characterized. XRD, TEM, SEM, EDX, AFM, Raman, TG/DTA, and BET techniques were used to determine the structure as well as chemical and morphological properties of the newly prepared adsorbents. Fresh MWCNTs, Ce/MWCNTs, V/MWCNTs, and V:Ce/MWCNTs were applied for the removal of kerosene from a model solution of water. GC analysis indicated that high kerosene removal efficiency (85%) and adsorption capacity (4270 mg/g) after 60 min of treatment were obtained over V:Ce/MWCNTs in comparison with fresh MWCNTs, Ce/MWCNTs and V/MWCNTs. The kinetic data were analyzed using the pseudo-first order, pseudo-second order, and intra-particle diffusion rate equations. View Full-Text
Keywords: MWCNTs; nanoparticles; metal oxide nanocomposites; kerosene removal from water MWCNTs; nanoparticles; metal oxide nanocomposites; kerosene removal from water
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Abdullah, T.A.; Juzsakova, T.; Rasheed, R.T.; Mallah, M.A.; Salman, A.D.; Cuong, L.P.; Jakab, M.; Zsirka, B.; Kułacz, K.; Sebestyén, V. V2O5, CeO2 and Their MWCNTs Nanocomposites Modified for the Removal of Kerosene from Water. Nanomaterials 2022, 12, 189. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020189

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Abdullah TA, Juzsakova T, Rasheed RT, Mallah MA, Salman AD, Cuong LP, Jakab M, Zsirka B, Kułacz K, Sebestyén V. V2O5, CeO2 and Their MWCNTs Nanocomposites Modified for the Removal of Kerosene from Water. Nanomaterials. 2022; 12(2):189. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020189

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Abdullah, Thamer A., Tatjána Juzsakova, Rashed T. Rasheed, Muhammad A. Mallah, Ali D. Salman, Le P. Cuong, Miklós Jakab, Balázs Zsirka, Karol Kułacz, and Viktor Sebestyén. 2022. "V2O5, CeO2 and Their MWCNTs Nanocomposites Modified for the Removal of Kerosene from Water" Nanomaterials 12, no. 2: 189. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020189

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