An overview of functionalised carbon nanomaterial for organic pollutant removal

Lau, Yien Jun and Mubarak, N. M. and Yee, Min Juey and Lau, Sie Yon and Chua, Han Bing and Khalid, Mohammad * and Abdullah, E. C. (2018) An overview of functionalised carbon nanomaterial for organic pollutant removal. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 67. pp. 175-186. ISSN 1226-086X

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Carbon nanomaterials (CNMs), particularly carbon nanotube and graphene-based materials, are rapidly emerging as one of the most effective adsorbents for wastewater treatment. CNMs hold great potential as new generation adsorbents due to their high surface to volume ratio, as well as extraordinary chemical, mechanical and thermal stabilities. However, implementation of pristine CNMs in real world applications are still hindered due to their poor solubility in most solvents. Hence, surface modification of CNMs is essential for wastewater treatment application in order to improve its solubility, chemical stability, fouling resistance and efficiency. Numerous studies have reported the applications of functionalized CNMs as very promising adsorbents for treating organic and inorganic wastewater pollutants. In this paper, the removal of organic dye and phenol contaminants from wastewater using various type of functionalized CNMs are highlighted and summarized. Challenges and future opportunities for application of these CNMs as adsorbents in sustainable wastewater treatment are also addressed in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon nanomaterials; dye; functionalization; phenol; wastewater treatment
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 05:45
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 06:53

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