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Development of tunable hybrid polymeric membranes for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) remediation from petroleum

Grant number: 17/06775-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2017
Effective date (End): August 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal researcher: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
Associated scholarship(s):18/18894-1 - Synthesis of Mesoporous Bioactive Materials for Use in Regenerative Biomedicine., BE.EP.PD


Currently, the oil scarcity is not only a concern, but crude oil extraction, transportation, and refinement processes have contributed significantly to the contamination of hydrocarbons around the world, and this contamination has mainly occurred because of oil spills that have become a critical issue at the global level. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from petroleum are internationally recognized as one of the most degrading and polluting substances from the industrial economic cycle. Several international and national environmental agencies have produced extensive literature on the deleterious and potentially fatal consequences of human exposure to PAHs.Various methods have been investigated in the context of the remediation capacity of petroleum and PAHs from the use of absorbent materials. Recently, the use of absorbent materials with micro/nanometric 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 research works using these materials indicates low regenerative capacity, i.e., the possibility to reuse of the material for absorption of PAHs.In this project, remediation capacity of magnetic absorbent nanoparticles based on silica extracted from the biomass will be systematically studied in terms of the form of preparation and superficial chemistry decoration. The objective is to obtain inexpensive and economically sustainable absorbent systems. On the other hand, the regenerative capacity will be evaluated from the insertion of magnetic materials into polymer membranes, an approach to petroleum and PAHs remediation. In addition to regenerative capacity, a systematic study of the transport properties of petroleum and HPAs in these membranes will be performed. (AU)

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Materiales magnéticos muestran potencial para tratar derrames de petróleo 
Materiais magnéticos mostram potencial para tratar derramamento de petróleo 
Magnetic materials to help clean up oil spills 

Scientific publications (8)
(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)
COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO S.; SARMENTO, VICTOR H. V.; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.; PARANHOS, CAIO M. Adsorption of organic compounds on mesoporous material from rice husk ash (RHA). BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY, v. 10, n. 4, p. 1105-1120, DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 6.
COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO S.; SARMENTO, VICTOR H. V.; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.; PARANHOS, CAIO M. Removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from aqueous media with polysulfone/MCM-41 mixed matrix membranes. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, v. 601, MAR 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO SANTANA; VEDOVELLO, PRISCILA; PARANHOS, CAIO MARCIO. Use of Ionic Liquid as Template for Hydrothermal Synthesis of the MCM-41 Mesoporous Material. SILICON, v. 12, n. 2, p. 289-294, FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 4.
COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO S.; DE JESUS, ROBERTA A.; SANTOS, DANILO O.; MANO, JOAO F.; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.; PARANHOS, CAIO M. Recent progresses in the adsorption of organic, inorganic, and gas compounds by MCM-41-based mesoporous materials. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, v. 291, JAN 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 4.
COSTA, JOSE A. S.; SARMENTO, VICTOR H. V.; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.; PARANHOS, CAIO M. Performance of the MCM-41-NH2 Functionalized Mesoporous Material Synthetized from the Rice Husk Ash on the Removal of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. SILICON, v. 12, n. 8 NOV 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
CUNHA, GRAZIELE DA COSTA; PINHO, NALBERT C.; ALVES SILVA, IRIS AMANDA; SANTANA COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO; DA SILVA, CAIO M. P.; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C. Removal of heavy crude oil from water surfaces using a magnetic inorganic-organic hybrid powder and membrane system. Journal of Environmental Management, v. 247, p. 9-18, OCT 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO S.; SARMENTO, VICTOR H. V.; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.; PARANHOS, CAIO M. Synthesis of functionalized mesoporous material from rice husk ash and its application in the removal of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, v. 26, n. 25, p. 25476-25490, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SANTANA COSTA, JOSE ARNALDO; PARANHOS, CAIO MARCIO. Evaluation of rice husk ash in adsorption of Remazol Red dye from aqueous media. SN APPLIED SCIENCES, v. 1, n. 5 MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.

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