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Metal ion binding properties of novel wool powders

Naik, Radhika; Wen, Guiqing; Dharmaprakash, M; Hureau, Sabrina; Uedono, Akira; Wang, Xungai; Liu, Xin; Cookson, Peter G; Smith, Suzanne

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Wool fibres have shown potential for the removal and recovery of toxic chemical and metal ions; however, their slow kinetics of binding has limited their widespread application. In this study three wool powders have been prepared from chopped wool fibre using various milling operations. Brunauer, Emmett, Teller analysis (BET) showed negligible change in surface area and Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy indicated no change in nanoporosity of the powders on processing. Binding of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61081
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science
DOI: 10.1002/app.31206

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