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Iron supported on bioinspired green silica for water remediation

Overview of attention for article published in Chemical Science, January 2017
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Title
Iron supported on bioinspired green silica for water remediation
Published in
Chemical Science, January 2017
DOI 10.1039/c6sc02937j
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Authors

Khalid M. Alotaibi, Lewis Shiels, Laure Lacaze, Tanya A. Peshkur, Peter Anderson, Libor Machala, Kevin Critchley, Siddharth V. Patwardhan, Lorraine T. Gibson

Abstract

Iron has been used previously in water decontamination, either unsupported or supported on clays, polymers, carbons or ceramics such as silica. However, the reported synthesis procedures are tedious, lengthy (involving various steps), and either utilise or produce toxic chemicals. Herein, the use of a simple, rapid, bio-inspired green synthesis method is reported to prepare, for the first time, a family of iron supported on green nanosilica materials (Fe@GN) to create new technological solutions for water remediation. In particular, Fe@GN were employed for the removal of arsenate ions as a model for potentially toxic elements in aqueous solution. Several characterization techniques were used to study the physical, structural and chemical properties of the new Fe@GN. When evaluated as an adsorption platform for the removal of arsenate ions, Fe@GN exhibited high adsorption capacity (69 mg of As per g of Fe@GN) with superior kinetics (reaching ∼35 mg As per g sorbent per hr) - threefold higher than the highest removal rates reported to date. Moreover, a method was developed to regenerate the Fe@GN allowing for a full recovery and reuse of the adsorbent in subsequent extractions; strongly highlighting the potential technological benefits of these new green materials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 29%
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Researcher 2 10%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 8 38%
Engineering 6 29%
Physics and Astronomy 2 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Materials Science 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 2 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 December 2016.
All research outputs
#5,022,998
of 16,338,103 outputs
Outputs from Chemical Science
#2,571
of 5,214 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#89,899
of 268,032 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chemical Science
#59
of 130 outputs
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