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Carbon nanosphere adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate from water

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Abstract

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.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanosphere adsorbents for removal of arsenate and selenate from water

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Submitted
15 Dec 2014
Accepted
14 Mar 2015
First published
16 Mar 2015

This article is Open Access

Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2015,2, 245-250
Article type
Communication
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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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