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Development of silica-based mesoporous materials from biomass for use as remediation system for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH's)

Grant number: 14/05679-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Caio Marcio Paranhos da Silva
Grantee:José Arnaldo Santana Costa
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials, AP.CEPID


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH 's) are internationally recognized as one of the most degrading and polluting substances originating from industrial economic cycle. Several international and national environmental agencies have produced extensive literature on the harmful and potentially fatal consequences of human exposure to PAH 's. Various methods have been investigated in the context of remediation ability of PAH 's from the use of absorbent materials . Recently, the use of absorbent materials with micro / nano dimensions has shown potential, mainly due to the high surface area and the possibility of chemical decoration of the surface of these materials. However, most of the research works using this material indicates low regenerative capacity, i.e., the ability to reuse the material for absorbing PAH 's. In this project, remediation ability of silica-based absorbent micro/nanoparticles extracted from biomass will be systematically studied in terms of the method of preparation and surface chemistry decoration. The aim is to achieve low cost absorbent and economically sustainable systems. Moreover, the regenerative capacity will be evaluated from the insertion of these materials in polymeric membranes, a novel approach for the remediation of PAH 's. Besides the regenerative capacity, a systematic study of the transport properties of these membranes HPA 's will be performed . (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SANTANA COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO; PARANHOS, CAIO MARCIO. Systematic evaluation of amorphous silica production from rice husk ashes. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 192, p. 688-697, AUG 10 2018. Web of Science Citations: 8.
COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO S.; DE JESUS, ROBERTA A.; DORST, DIANE D.; PINATTI, IVO M.; OLIVEIRA, LUCAS M. DA R.; DE MESQUITA, MARIA E.; PARANHOS, CAIO MARCIO. Photoluminescent properties of the europium and terbium complexes covalently bonded to functionalized mesoporous material PABA-MCM-41. Journal of Luminescence, v. 192, p. 1149-1156, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
SANTANA COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO; DE JESUS, ROBERTA ANJOS; PARANHOS DA SILVA, CAIO MARCIO; CRUZ ROMAO, LUCIANE PIMENTA. Efficient adsorption of a mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by Si-MCM-41 mesoporous molecular sieve. Powder Technology, v. 308, p. 434-441, FEB 15 2017. Web of Science Citations: 12.

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