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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2014 Vol.15 No.8 P.606-617


Organic contaminants and carbon nanoparticles: sorption mechanisms and impact parameters

Author(s):  Hong-bo Peng, Di Zhang, Hao Li, Chi Wang, Bo Pan

Affiliation(s):  Faculty of Environmental Science & Engineering, Kunming University of Science & Technology, Kunming 650500, China

Corresponding email(s):   zhangdi2002113@sina.com

Key Words:  Organic contaminants, Environmental behaviors, Carbon nanoparticles (CNPs), Interaction mechanisms

Hong-bo Peng, Di Zhang, Hao Li, Chi Wang, Bo Pan. Organic contaminants and carbon nanoparticles: sorption mechanisms and impact parameters[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2014, 15(8): 606-617.

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carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) are novel manufactured materials with unique properties and have potential for a variety of applications. Adsorption of organic contaminants by discharged CNPs may affect the fate and transport of organic contaminants in the environment. This review summarizes the present research progress regarding organic contaminant adsorption on CNPs, and provides important information for the evaluation of the environmental behavior of organic contaminants and the risks associated with the use of CNPs. The main adsorption mechanisms involve hydrophobic interactions, π-π interactions, hydrogen bonds, and electrostatic interactions. These interactions may exist simultaneously, while the controlling adsorption mechanism differs depending on the properties of both the organic contaminants and the CNPs along with environmental conditions. The status of CNPs in the environment greatly affects or even controls their characteristics for adsorption of organic contaminants. The mobility and transport of dispersed CNPs and CNP-adsorbed organic contaminants could be promoted in natural aqueous environments, potentially increasing the spread of various organic contaminants and their associated environmental risks. Investigating the adsorption mechanisms and impact parameters is vital in predicting the environmental behaviors of both organic contaminants and CNPs and their associated risks.



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