Original Research Paper
Effective removal of hexavalent mercury from aqueous solution by modified polymeric nanoadsorbent

Lida Rahmanzadeh; Mohsen Ghorbani; Mohsen Jahanshahi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2016, Pages 1-8


  Mercury is one of the most toxic metals present in the environment. Adsorption has been proposed among the technologies for mercury adsorbent. The kinetics of adsorption depends on the adsorbent concentration, and the physical and chemical characteristics of adsorbent. In this study we were used a novel ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Predictions of the adsorption equilibrium of CO2/O2 mixture on multi-walled carbon nanotube using Ideal Adsorbed Solution Theory

Soodabeh Khalili; Ali Asghar Ghoreyshi; Mohsen Jahanshahi; Behnam khoshandam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2016, Pages 9-17


  Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) were found to be an effective separation media for purifing CO2 from O2.  Significant uptakes of CO2 and O2 were measured at 288 K, 298K and 308 K over the pressure range of 1 to 40 bar using volumetric method in dual sorption vessels. The same shape of isotherms ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Selective removal of dicamba from aqueous samples using molecularly imprinted polymer nanospheres

Tooraj Beyki; Mohammad Javad Asadollahzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2016, Pages 19-25


  For the first time, uniform molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) nanoparticles were prepared using dicamba as a template. The MIP nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by precipitation polymerization using methacrylic acid (MAA) as functional monomer, trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TRIM) as ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Photo-Catalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue by ZnO/SnO2 Nanocomposite

Samad Sabbaghi; Fateme Doraghi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2016, Pages 27-34


  In this study, considering the importance of protecting the environment and preventing the pollution caused by industrial plants, a nanocomposite each component thereof is capable of removing the desired combination to solve this problem has been produced. To achieve this goal, ZnO/SnO2nanocomposite ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Synthesis, characterization and application of Lanthanide metal-ion-doped TiO2/bentonite nanocomposite for removal of Lead (II) and Cadmium (II) from aquatic media

Susan Samadi; Rokhsareh Motallebi; Maryam Nasiri Nasrabadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2016, Pages 35-44


  The efficient application of the photocatalytic activity and superficial adsorption on removing heavy metals from water, two types of sorbents, Nd-TiO2/bentonite and Ce-TiO2/bentonite nanocomposites, were synthesized by sol-gel method. The crystalline nanocomposites were obtained after heat treatment ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Comparison of Kaolin and chemical source for preparation of Nano pore NaA Zeolite membranes

Mansoor Kazemimoghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2016, Pages 45-53


  Zeolite membranes have uniform and nano-sized pores, and they separate molecules based on differences in the molecules size and diffusion properties. Different routes used to prepare zeolite composite membranes include growing zeolite layers from gels on porous supports. Our approach to membrane synthesis ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
TiO2/Gold nanocomposite as an extremely sensitive molecule sensor for NO2 detection: A DFT study

Amirali Abbasi; Jaber Jahanbin Sardroodi; Alireza Rastkar Ebrahimzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2016, Pages 55-62


  First-principles calculations within density functional theory (DFT) have been performed to investigate the interactions of NO2 molecules with TiO2/Gold nanocomposites in order to completely exploit the adsorption properties of these nanostructures. Given the need to further comprehend the behavior of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Escherichia coli : Analysis of antibacterial activity

Koilparambil Divya; Liya C. Kurian; Smitha Vijayan; Jisha Manakulam Shaikmoideen

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2016, Pages 63-74


  The emerging infectious diseases and the development of drug resistance in the pathogenic microorganism is a matter of serious concern. Despite the increased knowledge of microbial pathogenesis and application of modern therapeutics, the morbidity and mortality associated with the microbial infections ...  Read More