Masters Theses

Title

Synthesis of functionalized N-isopropylacrylamide copolymers and study of their adsorption characteristics in selective entrapment of cations

Abstract

"The growing threat to the environment by radioactive cations in wastewater streams has initiated the search for methods that can reduce their concentrations before being disposed in an environmentally-friendly manner. The unique properties of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) [PNIPA] gels, such as stimuli responsive volumetric phase transition, combined with the results obtained from previous studies that provide evidence these gels have the potential to encapsulate cations, motivated this study to investigate the adsorption properties of PNIPA gels, and attempts were made to enhance their performance characteristics"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Henthorn, Kimberly H.

Committee Member(s)

Forciniti, Daniel
Bertino, Massimo F.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Pagination

viii, 79 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60).

Rights

© 2007 Sita Swapna Akella, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Adsorption
Cations
Copolymers
Polymer colloids

Thesis Number

T 9166

Print OCLC #

173667970

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6000577~S5

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