Jul 26, 2014, 11:46 AM
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Kurdestan university makes nanoadsorbent to measure zinc cation

Tehran, July 26, IRNA - Researchers at Iran’s Kurdestan University produced a nanoadsorbent for detection and removal of metal cations from water.

Solutions made of compounds of zinc are used as disinfectant but excessive use has toxic effect and may lead to metabolic disorder, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, wrote Saturday's edition of 'Iran Daily'.

The aim of the research was to use graphene as sorbent for measuring zinc cation, Dr. Soleiman Bahar, a faculty member of the university and the project researcher, said.

Graphene, a novel class of carbon nanostructures, has great promise for use as sorbent materials because of its ultrahigh specific surface area. Zinc could be adsorbed on graphene oxide.

This reveals the great potential of graphene as an excellent sorbent material in analytical processes.

Bahareh Babamiri, a chemistry graduate of the university, was another investigator involved in the research.