Term of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Physical Science (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Department

Department of Chemistry

Committee Chair

Beverly Penland

Committee Member 1

Eric Gato

Committee Member 2

John Stone

Abstract

Studies have shown that the use of peptide in the synthesis of some inorganic materials can help control their size, shape and structure. In this research, magnetic carbon nanotubes were synthesized using co-precipitation method in the presence of M6A-B1 peptide and characterizations such as; Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X- ray Diffraction (XRD) and Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) were carried out.

Remediation studies were conducted with the aim of studying the effect of adsorbate concentration, pH and adsorbent concentration on the removal of TBO (Toluidiene Blue O) dye from an aqueous solution. Pseudo second order kinetics model was used in describing the rate of adsorption while the Langmuir isotherm model was used to study the interaction between the peptide functionalized material and the adsorbate. The separation factor, RL calculated for the studied dye concentrations showed that adsorption in the peptide functionalized material was favorable.

Research Data and Supplementary Material

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