In this study, bio-based substances (BBS) obtained from composted urban biowaste are used as stabilizers for the synthesis of magnet-sensitive nanoparticles (NPs). The BBS-stabilized NPs are characterized by means of different techniques (FTIR, XRD, SEM, BET analysis, magnetization curves). Additionally, TGA coupled on-line with FTIR and GC/MS analysis of the exhausted gas are performed in order to simultaneously identify all the degradation products and evaluate the exact composition of such BBS-stabilized materials. Moreover, Fenton-like or photo-Fenton-like experiments carried out at circumneutral pH are performed in order to evaluate the BBS-functionalized NPs photo-activity towards the degradation of caffeine (taken as model emerging pollutant). The obtained promising results encourage the use of BBS as a green alternative tool for the preparation of smart materials with enhanced magnet-sensitive properties, also suitable for applications in wastewater purification treatments.
|Titolo:||Biowaste-derived substances as a tool for obtaining magnet-sensitive materials for environmental applications in wastewater treatments|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.cej.2016.10.120|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|