Hee Chul Moon

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Chemical encapsulation of microbes in threedimensional polymeric microcapsules promises various applications, such as cell therapy and biosensors, and provides a basic platform for studying microbial communications. However, the cytoprotection of microbes in the microcapsules against external aggressors has been a major challenge in the field of microbial(More)
In this study, the molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are designed to improve their sensitivity and selectivity for specific aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, and xylene isomers. The MIPs based on methyl acrylate (MA) monomer are prepared using toluene and ethylene glycol dimetacrylate (EGDMA) as a template and a cross linking agent,(More)
Even the presence of very low concentrations of dyes (1mgL(-1)) in the effluent is highly visible and is considered aesthetically undesirable. It must be removed from wastewater completely. This study systematically evaluates the performance of adsorption (three kinds of powdered activated carbons), coagulation (AlCl3.6H2O) and membrane (submerged hollow(More)
−Biofilter is one of the most important separation processes that can be employed to remove organic pollutants from air, water, and wastewater. Even though, it has been used over a century, it is still difficult to explain theoretically all the biological processes occurring in a biofilter. In this paper, the fundamental of biological processes involved in(More)
In this work, a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM)-based adsorption sensor system with high sensitivity, selectivity, and reproducibility is designed and fabricated. The functional polymers such as polypyrrole, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT), and polystyrene are coated on 8 MHz AT-cut quartz crystal surfaces as sensing materials for SO2 and NO2.(More)
We examined the adsorption properties of double walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) synthesized by using a catalytic chemical decomposition vapor method. To analyze the structural and energetical surface characteristics of the DWCNTs, nitrogen and benzene adsorption isotherms were measured. The Toth isotherm equation was used to correlate the adsorption data(More)
Numerous coating strategies are available to control the surface properties and confer new properties to substrates for applications in energy, environment, biosystems, etc., but most have the intrinsic limitations in the practical setting: (1) highly specific interactions between coating materials and target surfaces are required for stable and durable(More)
To recycle the spent catalyst for the removal of VOCs, the benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) complete oxidations were studied over pretreated palladium based spent catalyst in a fixed bed flow reactor system at atmospheric pressure. Two different pretreatment methods with gas (air and hydrogen) and acid aqueous solution (HCl, H(2)SO(4), HNO(3), H(3)PO(4)(More)
Monodispersed core-shell/polystyrene-silica composite nanospheres are synthesized as artificial dusts by a two-step process, the preparation of seed copolymer spheres and the formation of a silica layer on the seed spheres. The poly(styrene-co-MPS) copolymer spheres containing silanol groups are first prepared by emulsion polymerization using(More)
The blood-type-mismatch problem, in addition to shortage of blood donation, in blood transfusion has prompted the researchers to develop universal blood that does not require blood typing. In this work, the “cell-in-shell” (i.e., artificial spore) approach is utilized to shield the immune-provoking epitopes on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs).(More)