research data . Audiovisual . 2016

Graphene-Based Microbots for Toxic Heavy Metal Removal and Recovery from Water

Vilela, Diana; Parmar, Jemish; Zeng, Yongfei; Zhao, Yanli; Sánchez, Samuel;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
Heavy metal contamination in water is a serious risk to the public health and other life forms on earth. Current research in nanotechnology is developing new nanosystems and nanomaterials for the fast and efficient removal of pollutants and heavy metals from water. Here, we report graphene oxide-based microbots (GOx-microbots) as active self-propelled systems for the capture, transfer, and removal of a heavy metal (i.e., lead) and its subsequent recovery for recycling purposes. Microbots’ structure consists of nanosized multilayers of graphene oxide, nickel, and platinum, providing different functionalities. The outer layer of graphene oxide captures lead on the...
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free text keywords: Medicine, Cell Biology, Physiology, Science Policy, Space Science, 59999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified, 69999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified, 39999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified, 80699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified, removal, microbot, graphene oxide, Water Heavy metal contamination, ppb, surface, Toxic Heavy Metal Removal, hydrogen peroxide fuel
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Science and Innovation Policy Studies
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research data . Audiovisual . 2016

Graphene-Based Microbots for Toxic Heavy Metal Removal and Recovery from Water

Vilela, Diana; Parmar, Jemish; Zeng, Yongfei; Zhao, Yanli; Sánchez, Samuel;