Removal of Cu (II) from Water Using Hydrothermally Synthesized Strontium Doped Zirconium Oxide Nano AdsorbentsShilpa KN1, Sachhidananda S1, Raj Urs S2, Vasanth Patil HB3, Karthik P2, Mallikarjun K2, JagajeevanRaj BM2, Sharon S2, Urs P V2, Kavya HV2 and Subramani NK1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Subramani NK
Department of Polymer Science and Technology
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 19, 2016; Accepted Date: May 11, 2016; Published Date: May 21, 2016
Citation: Shilpa KN, Sachhidananda S, Urs RS, Patil VHB, Karthik P, et al. (2016) Removal of Cu (II) from Water Using Hydrothermally Synthesized Strontium Doped Zirconium Oxide Nano Adsorbents. J Material Sci Eng 5:252. doi: 10.4172/2169-0022.1000252
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Strontium doped zirconium oxide (SZO) nano particles were synthesized by a hydrothermal particle growth technique and were employed for removal of Cu (II) from water. The synthesized nano adsorbents were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and UV-visible spectral studies. The adsorption experiments were affected in batch to establish the influence of pH, contact duration/time, temperature and initial metal ion concentration on adsorption efficiency. This work demonstrates the success of employing SZO nano adsorbents towards efficient removal of Cu (II) from water.