New catalysts for organic synthesis driven by light and efficient sorbents for removal of radioactive ions from water

Sarina, Sarina (2013) New catalysts for organic synthesis driven by light and efficient sorbents for removal of radioactive ions from water. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


The body of the thesis contained two separate elements which made an original contribution to fundamental understanding in the areas of photocatalysis, chemical synthesis and water treatment. Research on chemical reactions catalyzed by noble metal nanoparticles (such as gold) or surface complex grafted metal oxides which can be driven by sunlight at ambient temperature and the second element on radioactive cesium (137Cs+) cations and iodine (125I-) anions recovery by the unique structural features of titanate nanostructures for firmly capture and safe storage; the works has been all published in journals that are rated at the top of their respective fields.

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ID Code: 63963
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Zhu, Huai Yong, Ke, Xuebin, & Frost, Ray
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Recipient of 2013 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.

Note: The published journal articles which formed part of this thesis were removed from this version due to copyright constraints.

Keywords: photocatalyst, gold nanoparticle, visible light, chemical synthesis, titanate, radioactive ions, ODTA
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2013 06:12
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 23:10

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