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dc.contributor.advisorWang, Peng
dc.contributor.authorYu, Yanjie
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-16T07:29:53Z
dc.date.available2013-03-16T07:29:53Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-B3ZY7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/273073
dc.description.abstractHighly ordered mesoporous carbon-silica nanocomposites with interpenetrating carbon and silica networks were synthesized by the evaporation-induced tri-constituent co- assembly approach. The removal of silica by concentrated NaOH solution produced mesoporous carbons, which contained not only the primary large pores, but also the secondary mesopores in the carbon walls. The thus synthesized mesoporous carbon was further activated by using ZnCl2. The activated mesoporous carbon showed an improved surface area and pore volume. The synthesized mesoporous carbon was tested for diuron removal from water and the results showed that the carbon gave a fast diuron adsorption kinetics and a high diuron removal capacity, which was attributable to the primary mesopore channels being the highway for mass transfer, which led to short diffusion path length and easy accessibility of the interpenetrated secondary mesopores. The optimal adsorption capacity of the porous carbon was determined to be 390 mg/g, the highest values ever reported for diuron adsorption on carbon-based materials.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMesoporous material
dc.subjectCarbon-silica composite
dc.subjectOrdered mesoporous carbon
dc.subjectAdsorption
dc.titleMesoporous Carbon Produced from Tri-constituent Mesoporous Carbon-silica Composite for Water Purification
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberAmy, Gary L.
dc.contributor.committeememberAubry, Cyril
dc.contributor.committeememberZhang, Zhonghai
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
refterms.dateFOA2015-12-31T00:00:00Z


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