The surface properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) make them efficient transportation agents for environmental pollutants. The current study deals with the role of environmental solution conditions in controlling pollutants' adsorption to CNTs. Main focus was given to the presence of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and to competition between different pollutants during adsorption processes. The addition of DOM (20 mg C L-1) reduced carbamazepine adsorption to pristine CNTs. Greater reduction in adsorption occurred when the hydrophobic neutral DOM fraction was applied, as compared to the effect caused by the bulk DOM or the hydrophobic acid fraction.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Functions of Natural Organic Matter in Changing Environment|
|Number of pages||5|
|ISBN (Print)||940075633X, 9789400756335|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2013|
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- Bisphenol A (BPA)
- Carbamazepine (CBZ)
- Carbon nanotubes (CNT)
- Dissolved organic matter (DOM)
- Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT)