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Environanotechnology by Ian G. Wright, Rachid Slimane, Zhonglin Wang, Alan E. Bland, C.P. Huang, Maohong Fan

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CHAPTER 2

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High Capacity Removal of Mercury(II) Ions by Poly(Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate) Nanoparticles

Deniz Türkmen*, Nevra Öztürk**, Sinan Akgöl** and Adil Denizli*

* Department of Chemistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

** Department of Chemistry, Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Materials and Methods

2.1. Chemicals

2.2. Synthesis of PHEMA Nanoparticles

2.3. Silanization of PHEMA Particles

2.4. Characterization Experiments

2.5. Hg2+ Adsorption Studies

2.6. Competitive Adsorption

2.7. Desorption and Repeated Use

3. Results and Discussion

3.1. Effect of Hg2+ Concentration

3.2. Effect of pH

3.3. Competitive ...

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