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dc.contributor.authorSupawitch Hoijangen_US
dc.contributor.authorTanapong Kunakhamen_US
dc.contributor.authorJeeranan Nonkumwongen_US
dc.contributor.authorKajornsak Faungnawakijen_US
dc.contributor.authorSupon Anantaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPiyarat Nimmanpipugen_US
dc.contributor.authorT. Randall Leeen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaongnuan Srisombaten_US
dc.description.abstractSurface modification of silica-coated magnesium ferrite nanoparticles (MgFe2O4@SiO2 NPs) by 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) shows enhanced selectivity for the removal of Congo Red (CR) from both single and binary aqueous dye solutions. Before coating the surfaces of amine-functionalized magnesium ferrite nanoparticles (MgFe2O4-NH2 NPs) with silica, control studies of the adsorption of cationic, neutral, and anionic dyes were performed using both single and binary dye systems. The studies found that the MgFe2O4-NH2 nanoadsorbent favors the adsorption of indigo carmine (IC) and CR in single dye solutions (>90% removal efficiencies). However, MgFe2O4-NH2 NPs preferentially adsorb CR in binary dye solutions. Interestingly, the selectivity of CR over IC depends on the initial concentration of IC/CR in the IC/CR binary systems. A further enhancement in the selective removal of CR in both single and binary dye solutions was achieved by coating the MgFe2O4-NH2 NPs with silica followed by modification with APTES (i.e., APTES-modified MgFe2O4@SiO2 NPs). The highly selective adsorption capacity for CR on the APTES-modified MgFe2O4@SiO2 nanoadsorbent was attributed to the mixture of polar functional groups (i.e., -OH and -NH2) on the surface of the nanoadsorbent, which facilitates adsorbent-adsorbate interactions such as electrostatic and hydrogen-bonding interactions, which are amplified for CR with its more numerous polar functional groups (i.e., amine, azo, and sulfonate groups). From the results, the APTES-modified MgFe2O4@SiO2 nanoadsorbent offers an effective, inexpensive, and reusable/sustainable system for the selective removal and remediation of Congo Red from wastewaters.en_US
dc.subjectMaterials Scienceen_US
dc.titleSurface Modification of Magnesium Ferrite Nanoparticles for Selective and Sustainable Remediation of Congo Reden_US
article.title.sourcetitleACS Applied Nano Materialsen_US
article.volume4en_US National Nanotechnology Centeren_US of Houstonen_US Mai Universityen_US
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