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Carbon nanosphere adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate from water

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Porous carbon nanospheres prepared using spray pyrolysis were evaluated as adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate in de-ionized (DI), canal, and well waters. The carbon nanospheres displayed good binding to both metals in DI water and outperformed commercial activated carbons for arsenate removal in pH > 8, likely due to the presence of basic surface functional groups, high surface-to-volume ratio, and suitable micropores formed during the synthesis.

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The article was received on 15 Dec 2014, accepted on 14 Mar 2015 and first published on 16 Mar 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4EN00204K
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Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2015,2, 245-250
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    Carbon nanosphere adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate from water

    M. Li, C. Wang, M. J. O'Connell and C. K. Chan, Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2015, 2, 245
    DOI: 10.1039/C4EN00204K

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