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Effect of gold nanoparticles structural variations on mercury removal

Nor Kamarudin, Khairul Sozana and F. Mohamad, Mawarni and Dolmat, Norfadilah (2013) Effect of gold nanoparticles structural variations on mercury removal. International Journal of Material Science, 3 . pp. 72-77. ISSN 2226-4531

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In this study gold nanoparticles with different size and shaped were synthesized by different methods in order to observe its capability to remove or adsorb mercury from the prepared solution. The results have showed that various sizes and shapes of gold nanoparticles were obtained using direct synthesis microwave polyol method and seed-mediated growth method. Small sized gold nanoparticles with spherical shapes were obtained by adding NaCl to the gold solution, whereas the seed-mediated growth method produced different shapes of gold nanoparticles with larger particle size. Using the same amount of mercury (20 ppm), the highest mercury removal (13,159 mg/g of gold) was acquired using spherical nanoparticles with particle size less than 10 nm.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:microwave polyol method, seed-mediated growth method, mercury removal
Subjects:Q Science
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:40483
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:11 Aug 2014 17:03
Last Modified:05 Mar 2019 09:38

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