Carbon nanotube-zirconium dioxide hybrid for defluoridation of water

Sai Sathish Ramamurthy, Yuhong Chen, M. Kamesh Kalyan, G. Nageswara Rao, Janardhana Chelli, Somenath Mitra

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This study presents the synthesis of zirconia/multi-walled carbon nanotube (ZrO2/MWCNTs) hybrid as a novel sorbent for water defluoridation. The synthesis was facilitated by the high degree of functionalization of MWCNTs using a microwave assisted process. In the final product, nearly 3% of the carbon atoms were attached to ZrO2. The ZrO2/MWCNTs were effective in fluoride removal and mechanistic aspects of the process are presented. The research findings highlight the potential application for the use of MWCNT hybrids in environmental remediation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3552-3559
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering


  • Adsorption
  • Defluoridation
  • Microwave
  • T-ZrO/CNT

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