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Polyethylenimine–silica composites and their interaction with copper(II) ions

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posted on 2022-11-25, 09:36 authored by ALEXANDRA SEMENOVA
This project focuses on the development of a composite material that combines a chemically active but fragile organic polymer (polyamine) and a robust inorganic (silica) network to ensure efficient and sustainable application of the resulting material in various aggressive environments. A detailed characterisation of structural and chemical properties of this composite was carried out. The results demonstrate that the developed material is an efficient, copper-specific adsorbent that can be used for copper extraction from polluted sites, wastes and various copper-rich mixtures.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Rico Tabor

Additional supervisor 1

Bart Follink

Additional supervisor 2

Paul Brown

Year of Award

2022

Department, School or Centre

Chemistry

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science