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The pH-dependent adsorption of humic acid (HA) on magnetite and its effect on the surface charging and the aggregation of oxide particles were investigated. HA was extracted from brown coal. Synthetic magnetite was prepared by alkaline hydrolysis of iron(II) and iron(III) salts. The pH-dependent particle charge and aggregation, and coagulation kinetics at(More)
The UV (254 nm) and UV/VUV (254/185 nm) photolysis of two anti-inflammatory drugs, ibuprofen and ketoprofen, have been studied in aqueous solutions as a possible process for the removal of non-biodegradable compounds. We have examined the effects of dissolved oxygen and initial target concentration. Upon irradiation at 254 nm, the decomposition rate of(More)
Despite the large efforts to prepare super paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MNPs) for biomedical applications, the number of FDA or EMA approved formulations is few. It is not known commonly that the approved formulations in many instances have already been withdrawn or discontinued by the producers; at present, hardly any approved formulations are(More)
Magnetite nanoparticles were coated with surfactant double layers in order to prepare water based magnetic fluids (MFs). The effects of head group (sulfonate, carboxylate) and alkyl chain length (11-17 C atoms) and the combination of surfactants were studied. Adsorption, dynamic light scattering (DLS) and electrophoretic mobility measurements were(More)
Pulse radiolysis experiments were used to characterize the intermediates formed from ibuprofen during electron beam irradiation in a solution of 0.1mmoldm(-3). For end product characterization (60)Co γ-irradiation was used and the samples were evaluated either by taking their UV-vis spectra or by HPLC with UV or MS detection. The reactions of OH resulted in(More)
Magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs) coated with poly(acrylic acid-co-maleic acid) polyelectrolyte (PAM) have been prepared with the aim of improving colloidal stability of core-shell nanoparticles for biomedical applications and enhancing the durability of the coating shells. FTIR-ATR measurements reveal two types of interaction of PAM with MNPs: hydrogen(More)
Changes in the inherent solid phase and aqueous interfacial properties of magnetite nanoparticles in a Massart type magnetic fluid were investigated. Magnetite nanoparticles were synthesized, purified, dialyzed against 0.001 mol dm–3 HCl and then stored at 4 °C for 6 years. The solid phase transformation of magnetite to maghemite and formation of akageneite(More)
The adsorption of water vapor at the surface of magnetite nanoparticles has been investigated both by experimental and by computer simulation methods. The water vapor adsorption/desorption isotherm has been measured on freshly prepared magnetite nanocrystals of the size below 10 nm. The change of the isosteric heat of adsorption with the surface coverage(More)
Magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs) with biocompatible coatings are good candidates for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) contrasting, magnetic hyperthermia treatments, and drug delivery systems. The spontaneous surface induced polymerization of dissolved organic matter on environmental mineral particles inspired us to prepare carboxylated core-shell MNPs by(More)
Ozonation (O3) and its combination with ultraviolet radiation (O3/UV) were used to decompose ketoprofen (KET). Depending on the initial KET concentration, fourteen to fifty time's faster KET degradation was achieved using combined O3/UV method compared to simple ozonation. Using both methods, formation of four major aromatic transformation products were(More)