Synthesis, characterisation and application of organic surfactants modified clays for water purification

Park, Yu Ri (2013) Synthesis, characterisation and application of organic surfactants modified clays for water purification. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis offered a step forward in the development of cheap and effective materials for water treatment. It described the modification of naturally abundant clay minerals with organic molecules, and used the modified clays as effective adsorbents for the removal of recalcitrant organic water pollutants. The outcome of the study greatly extended our understanding of the synthesis and characteristic properties of clay and modified clay minerals, provided optimistic evaluation of the modified clays for environmental remediation and offered potential utility for clay minerals in the industry and environment.

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ID Code: 63494
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Ayoko, Godwin & Frost, Ray
Keywords: Organoclays, Environmental application, water purification , organic contaminants, pharmaceuticals, Herbicides and pesticides, Phenols, Modified clays, Montmorillonite, Adsorption
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Yu Ri Park
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2013 03:52
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 05:20

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