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Synthesis and Characterization of Bamboo-Supported Nano Zerovalent Iron (NZVI-AB) for Cr(VI) Sequestration

Sewunet Abebayehu, S. Anuradha Jabasingh


Remediation of chromium contaminated sites present both technological and economic challenges, as conventional methods are often too expensive and difficult to operate. In this study, bamboo supported Zero-valent iron (Fe0) nanoparticles were synthesized, characterized, and were tested for removal of Cr(VI). Fe0 nanoparticles were synthesized by the reduction of ferric chloride with avocado polyphenols and characterized by FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) spectroscopy and XRD (X-ray diffraction). Batch experiments were performed using various concentrations of Fe0 nanoparticles for reduction of Cr(VI).



Adsorption, nanozerovalent iron, green synthesis, FTIR, XRD, batch experiments

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