Nitrate uptake using mesoporous silica embedded with zero-valent palladium nanoparticles

Chee Ling Tong, Ela Eroglu, Xiaofei Duan, Robert Lamb, Kevin Jarrett, Craig Buckley, Colin Raston

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    In situ reduction of palladium(ii) acetylacetonate during the synthesis of SBA-15 mesoporous silica affords a material impregnated with palladium nanoparticles. The synthesis is at neutral pH and ambient conditions using a continuous flow vortex fluidic device with high shear dynamic thin films, followed by calcination. The SBA-15 is available with considerably reduced processing time relative to the conventional synthesis of mesoporous silica, with the material being effective for nitrate-nitrogen [NO3--N] removal from aqueous solutions, at 41% within the first 16 hours, or around 36% for the same period after being recycled. This journal is

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20557-20561
    Number of pages5
    JournalRSC Advances
    Issue number26
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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