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Sorption performance of chitosan functionalised carbon nanotube membranes

Grant


Scheme


  • Research Award

Abstract


  • The broad aim of the research project is to develop high surface area chitosan functionalised carbon nanotube membranes for use as a sorbent for heavy metals and radionuclides. The specific aims are to: 1. Synthesize an anionic carbon nanotube membrane with the cationic biopolymer chitosan using ionic self-assembly; 2. characterise the physical properties of these membranes using electron microscopy, electrical/mechanical testing and nitrogen adsorption/desoprtion measurements; 3. establish the sorption performance of these composite membranes.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • ALNGRA10123

Local Award Id


  • 11442

Scheme


  • Research Award

Abstract


  • The broad aim of the research project is to develop high surface area chitosan functionalised carbon nanotube membranes for use as a sorbent for heavy metals and radionuclides. The specific aims are to: 1. Synthesize an anionic carbon nanotube membrane with the cationic biopolymer chitosan using ionic self-assembly; 2. characterise the physical properties of these membranes using electron microscopy, electrical/mechanical testing and nitrogen adsorption/desoprtion measurements; 3. establish the sorption performance of these composite membranes.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • ALNGRA10123

Local Award Id


  • 11442