Synthesis of Fe/Ni Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Application to the Catalytic Removal of Nitrates from Water
AbstractThis work investigated the effectiveness of zerovalent iron and Fe/Ni bimetallic nanoparticles in the treatment of water polluted by a high concentration of nitrates. Nanoparticle synthesis was carried out by a sodium borohydride reduction method in the presence of sodium oleate as a surfactant. The particles were characterized by XRD and SEM. Batch experiments were conducted on water samples contaminated by 300 mg L−1 of nitrate. The parameters investigated were the Fe/Ni dosage (0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, and 0.4 g L−1) and the reaction pH (unbuffered; buffered at pH = 3; initial pH = 3, 5, and 10). The results showed that almost complete nitrate removal (>99.8%) was always achieved after 15 min at a concentration of bimetallic nanoparticles higher than 0.2 g L−1. The optimization of bimetallic nanoparticle dosage was carried out at a fixed pH. Kinetic study tests were then performed at different temperatures to assess the effect of temperature on the nitrate removal rate. By fixing the pH at acidic values and with an operating temperature of 303 K, nitrates were completely removed after 1 min of treatment. View Full-Text
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Valiyeva, G.G.; Bavasso, I.; Di Palma, L.; Hajiyeva, S.R.; Ramazanov, M.A.; Hajiyeva, F.V. Synthesis of Fe/Ni Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Application to the Catalytic Removal of Nitrates from Water. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1130.
Valiyeva GG, Bavasso I, Di Palma L, Hajiyeva SR, Ramazanov MA, Hajiyeva FV. Synthesis of Fe/Ni Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Application to the Catalytic Removal of Nitrates from Water. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(8):1130.Chicago/Turabian Style
Valiyeva, Gunay G.; Bavasso, Irene; Di Palma, Luca; Hajiyeva, Sevinj R.; Ramazanov, Mahammadali A.; Hajiyeva, Flora V. 2019. "Synthesis of Fe/Ni Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Application to the Catalytic Removal of Nitrates from Water." Nanomaterials 9, no. 8: 1130.
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