Synthesis of functionalized N-isopropylacrylamide copolymers and study of their adsorption characteristics in selective entrapment of cations
"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, page iii.
Henthorn, Kimberly H.
Bertino, Massimo F.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 79 pages
© 2007 Sita Swapna Akella, All rights reserved.
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Akella, Sita S., "Synthesis of functionalized N-isopropylacrylamide copolymers and study of their adsorption characteristics in selective entrapment of cations" (2007). Masters Theses. 5972.
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