ATR spectroscopy Articles

  • Nano-TiO2, ultrasound and sequential nano-TiO2/ultrasonic degradation of N-acetyl-para-aminophenol from aqueous solution

    The application of nano-TiO2 as adsorbent combined with ultrasound for the degradation of N-acetyl-para-aminophenol (AAP) from aqueous solution was investigated. The nano-TiO2 was characterized by means of powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and attenuated total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Polymer brushes for improvement of dry adhesion in biomimetic dry adhesives

    Geckos' feet are extensively micro–structured, enabling geckos to adhere strongly to most surfaces and perform various manoeuvres even while upside down. Inspired by the structure of geckos' feet, a large number of biomimetic dry adhesives have been reported. Polymers brushes can offer a molecular scale attachment to surfaces; here we studied the effect of polymer brushes on adhesion. Atom ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characterisation and controlled drug release from a novel two-phase hydrogel system

    In this work, a two-phase hydrogel system was prepared by physically imbedding a xerogel in the core of a cryogel which was freeze thawed. The cryogels were prepared with poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and poly (acrylic acid) (PAA) while the xerogels were prepared by UV polymerisation of 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone (NVP), acrylic acid (AA) and various percentages of ibuprofen sodium salt. Mechanical and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fabrication of sponge biomass adsorbent through UV-induced surface-initiated polymerization for the adsorption of Ce(III) from wastewater

    The recovery of rare earth ions from industrial wastewater has aroused wide concern in recent years. In present work, we synthesized a novel three-dimensional adsorbent (denoted as LF-AA) by grafting loofah fiber with acrylic acid via ultraviolet radiation. The LF-AA was washed by boiling water and subjected to soxhlet extraction with acetone and then fully characterized by attenuated total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics studies of polypyrrole adsorbent for arsenic ions

    Polypyrrole (PPy)-based adsorbents have successfully been prepared via oxidative polymerization in aqueous media as a new adsorbent for the removal of arsenic ions in a batch equilibrium system. The prepared adsorbent was characterized by the Brunauer–Emmet–Teller (BET) surface analyzer, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and attenuated total reflectance–Fourier transform ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Provides Cutting Edge Contamination Testing Solutions

    Many industries have extremely tight parameters for any contamination of parts that are used in their manufacturing process.  Testing for contamination and quality control is an integral part of these companies’ final products. At EMSL Analytical, the Materials Testing Laboratory has extensive experience in providing highly detailed analytical services to assist manufacturers in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The adsorption and Fenton behavior of iron rich Terra Rosa soil for removal of aqueous anthraquinone dye solutions: kinetic and thermodynamic studies

    Adsorption and advanced oxidation processes are being extensively used for treatment of wastewater containing dye chemicals. In this study, the adsorption and Fenton behavior of iron rich Terra Rosa soil was investigated for the treatment of aqueous anthraquinone dye (Reactive Blue 19 (RB19)) solutions. The impact of pH, initial dye concentration, soil loading rate, contact time and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analysing four of the most contaminated foodstuffs

    Food adulteration has been around since the Victorian times when cheese was often coloured with lead salts, beer and milk were watered down and flour was bulked out with chalk dust or ground bones [1]. Governments apply stringent legislation and quality standards to food products but the practice of adulteration, driven by greed and profit, is still seen. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Comparing TGA, FTIR and fixed filter infrared analyzers for measuring soot levels in in-service lubricants

    Measuring soot in diesel engine oil has become more important as soot levels get higher due to exhaust gas recirculation. As soot isone of the key indicators for the condition of the oil, diesel engine maintenance programs performing regular soot checks can realize cost savings by extending drain periods and reducing used oil disposal. TGA (Thermal Gravimetric Analysis) is the traditional method ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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