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Recent developments in PDMS surface modification for microfluidic devices
PDMS is enjoying continued and ever increasing popularity as the material of choice for microfluidic devices due to its low cost, ease of fabrication, oxygen permeability and optical transparency.Expand
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Structural and Spectral Features of Selenium Nanospheres Produced by Se-Respiring Bacteria
ABSTRACT Certain anaerobic bacteria respire toxic selenium oxyanions and in doing so produce extracellular accumulations of elemental selenium [Se(0)]. We examined three physiologically andExpand
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Structural and spectral features of selenium nanospheres produced by Se-respiring bacteria
Certain anaerobes grow by respiring selenium oxyanions, which are in turn reduced to elemental selenium [Se(0)]. From the study of 3 different species of Se-respiring bacteria we report that, whileExpand
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Enhanced adsorption of mercury ions on thiol derivatized single wall carbon nanotubes.
Thiol-derivatized single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT-SH) powders were synthesized by reacting acid-cut SWCNTs with cysteamine hydrochloride using carbodiimide coupling. Infrared (IR) spectroscopy,Expand
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Molecular Structure of 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane Layers Formed on Silanol-Terminated Silicon Surfaces
The use of the coupling agent, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES), in the silanization reaction with silanol-terminated silicon is an important surface modification reaction. Of particularExpand
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Copper removal using bio-inspired polydopamine coated natural zeolites.
Herein, for the first time, natural clinoptilolite-rich zeolite powders modified with a bio-inspired adhesive, polydopamine (PDA), have been systematically studied as an adsorbent for copper cationsExpand
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Variation in performance of surfactant loading and resulting nitrate removal among four selected natural zeolites.
Surfactant modified zeolites (SMZs) have the capacity to target various types of water contaminants at relatively low cost and thus are being increasingly considered for use in improving waterExpand
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Alginate-graphene oxide hybrid gel beads: an efficient copper adsorbent material.
Here we report on the adsorption performance of calcium alginate (Ca-Alg2) and Ca-Alg2 with encapsulated graphene oxide (Ca-Alg2/GO) gel bead adsorbents for the successful removal of Cu(2+) ions fromExpand
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Stimulus-responsiveness and drug release from porous silicon films ATRP-grafted with poly(N-isopropylacrylamide).
In this report, we employ surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) to graft a thermoresponsive polymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), of controlled thickness fromExpand
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Laying Waste to Mercury: Inexpensive Sorbents Made from Sulfur and Recycled Cooking Oils
Abstract Mercury pollution threatens the environment and human health across the globe. This neurotoxic substance is encountered in artisanal gold mining, coal combustion, oil and gas refining, wasteExpand
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