The ceria through the oxygen vacancies exerts an interaction between the support and Ag nanoparticles, which allows the silver to become more metallic, increasing the degree of reduction state of silver. M7 has a higher percentage of strong acid sites than the rest of his other counterparts. The conventional processes applied for water treatment have not been effective enough which can be evidenced worldwide showing that there are high concentrations of toxic, dangerous substances of the carcinogenic type, teratogenic and mutagenic, in surface and groundwater bodies of fresh water. All materials have a unimodal pore size distribution. By making research easy to access, and puts the academic needs of the researchers before the business interests of publishers. The shape of the hysteresis loop was H2 type according to the IUPAC classification. The results of metallic dispersion of the monometallic materials (M1-M7) indicate a decrease in the average crystal size in relation to the increase in Ceria concentration. B7 has 61% of conversion of phenol and 40% of TOC. In the group of B-U* catalysts the best nanomaterial was B7 which corresponds at Ag-Au/ZrO2-Ce20 for degradation of phenol. Introduction. Thus, the bimetallic catalyst B7 overcomes the monometallic catalyst M7. Total Organic Carbon (TOC) of the samples was measured with a TOC 5000 Shimadzu Analyzer. However, this type of mixed nanoparticle has been studied as “inert” systems and it is not clear how it affects the support in the alloy particle, size and catalytic activity [37]. Organic matter is composed mainly of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, biodegradable organics measured in terms of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD). Application of Silver Nanoparticles for Water Treatment, Silver Nanoparticles - Fabrication, Characterization and Applications, Khan Maaz, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74675. However, in seawater conditions, AgNP tend to aggregate. It is mainly applicable to the removal of three major pollutants like pesticides, heavy metals, and microorganisms. The bacterial removal performance of the silver-treated ceramic filters and concentration of viable bacteria in the filters are dose-dependent on the amount of silver applied. By Raul Alberto Morales Luckie, Rafael Lopez Casatañares, Rogelio Schougall, Sarai Carmina Guadarrama Reyes and Víctor Sanchez Mendieta, By Krzysztof Z. Sokalski, Barbara Ślusarek and Jan Szczygłowski. Despite the size, it was not a determinant factor in the degradation, where the monometallic M4 (6.7 nm) has higher conversion than the M7 (2.4 nm). [19], this latter result is controlled by the relative abundance of Ce+4. As the concentration of ceria increases in the surface of ZrO2 it stabilizes the tetragonal phase of it and this is easily appreciated when taking as reference the material Au-Ag/ZrO2 in which a small peak is observed in 28.41° in 2θ, characteristic of the monoclinic phase of ZrO2 [50], this peak disappears in the materials synthesized with a concentration of 5% CeO2 (Au-Ag/ZrO2-Ce5) at 20% CeO2. The NPS of Ag0 can be manufactured using a large number of methods such as electric, chemical reduction, photochemistry, among others [39]. solution, and 3) the silver compounds, in powder form (AgNP or AgNO. We are a community of more than 103,000 authors and editors from 3,291 institutions spanning 160 countries, including Nobel Prize winners and some of the world’s most-cited researchers. After the reactor was heated at 100°C to reach the desired temperature, pure oxygen (O2) at 8 bar was added under stirring. nanoparticles can be employed in water treatment to remove heavy metals, sediments, chemical effluents, charged particles, bacteria and other pathogens. In B7 material, two reduction peaks predominate, one at 130° C and the other at 200°C corresponding to the metal on the surface of the material, because there are oxidized species of silver (AgO and Ag2O) and Gold (Au2O and Au2O3) in The surface of the metal will be reduced to the aforementioned temperatures. Paper 29.https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/oa_diss/29, https://doi.org/10.23860/diss-zhang-hongyin-2013. However, catalyst M1 decreased its catalytic activity by depositing gold (material B1) and had greater selectivity to CO2 production. The .OH radical is among the strongest oxidizing species used in water and wastewater treatment and offers the potential to greatly accelerate the rates of contaminant oxidation. The obje … Modifying nanoparticle systems with such characteristics are procedures that require a deep study of the physicochemical properties of the materials in question, Au-Ag nanoparticle alloys which is a system that is currently studied for oxidation systems and has peculiarities that are of special scientific attention For example, particle size no longer plays a key role in the determination of catalytic activity, while the composition of the Au:Ag ratio becomes important [34]. The results showed that in the Ag3d region consisted of two peaks which corresponded to Ag3d 5/2 and Ag3d 3/2 and it was determined that The Ag3d 5/2 binding energies of Ag/ZrO2 and Ag/ZrO2-Ce20 were 368.2 and 368.5 eV, respectively. In the X-ray diffraction patterns (XRDs) of the supports (Figure 1), diffraction planes (101), (110), (112) and (211) are observed, having as the main peak the plane (101) located at 30.11° on a 2θ de scale; these planes are characteristic of the tetragonal phase of ZrO2 with a spatial group of P42/nmc and reported cell parameters of a = b = 3.612 Å and c = 5.212 Å and angles for α = β = γ = 90° [49]. The XPS results showed that For the pure Ag/ZrO2 and Ag/ZrO2-20% CeO2, the binding energy (BEs) of Ag3d 5/2 were 368.243 and 368.355 eV, which is slightly higher than that of bulk metallic Ag (368.1–386.5 eV). According to the reported by Cervantes et al. These properties are generally the product of the large surface area possessed by the nanoparticles due to the reduction in size. The studies of the programmed temperature reduction were made to the materials M7, B7, M4, and M7. This study established evidence-based silver application guidelines for the ceramic water filter manufacturers around the world. Catalysts were evaluated in catalytic wet air oxidation (CWAO) of methyl tert-butyl ether and phenol. Monometallic catalysts (M1, M4, and M7) and bimetallic catalysts (B1, B4, and B7): μmol H2/g, average crystal size, and dispersion percentage. In Chapter 2 of this dissertation, we discuss the evaluation of AgNP’s antimicrobial properties at different water chemistry conditions. The reasons for this behavior are explained basically through TPD-NH3. This change can be shown through TPD-NH3 when increasing the number of moderate and strong acid sites. The concentration of silver applied at CWF factories varies. With respect to the bimetallic catalysts synthesized by the redox method (Au-Ag/ZrO2-Cex), CWAO tests were performed under the same conditions presented for the monometallic. As they know the adsorption of molecules over a strong acid site is more stable than the adsorption over a weak acid site. Contact our London head office or media team here. As anti-bacterial agents, AgNPs were applied in a wide range of applications from disinfecting medical devices and home appliances to water treatment (Bosetti et al., 2002, Cho et al., 2005, Gupta and Silver, 1998, Jain and Pradeep, 2005, Li et al., 2008). As a consequence, the combination of processes has a great potential benefit, chemical treatment of advanced oxidation (unconventional) and then the conventional biological that could be a more efficient way to reduce pollution; this has been presented as a strategy. In the aerobic mechanism, oxygen is essential for successful operation of the systems [10]. The environmental technologies play an important role in de-coupling environmental from economic growth. For the bimetallic catalyst, the XPS analysis of Au4f shifted to slightly higher values compared Ag-Au/ZrO2 (83.9455 eV) and Ag-Au/ZrO2-Ce10 (83.9604 eV), but closer to that of the bulk metallic Au (84 eV). The objective of oxidative treatment processes is frequently to rapidly convert organic molecules to carbon dioxide, water, and innocuous products by exploiting chemical principals in order to surmount the kinetic restraints, which are responsible for the slowness of some of the reactions. In Chapter 4, we discuss the investigation of the effect of silver nanoparticles on a model virus-MS2 bacteriophage. In the case of bimetallic catalysts, the deposit of Au on the surface of the monometallic material changes the acidity of M4 to desorption sites of a higher temperature for the case of its bimetallic counterpart B4. you may Download the file to your hard drive. The silver solutions are applied to CWF either by brushing or dipping. Results from Table 3 show that on Au-Ag/ZrO2-Ce5 the MTBE conversion has value 86% and TOC conversion of 68%, being the Au-Ag/ZrO2-Ce5 the most active catalyst. The bimetallic catalysts were prepared by the recharge method, reducing HAuCl4− (from HAuCl4) with pre-adsorbed hydrogen on the silver surface. We are IntechOpen, the world's leading publisher of Open Access books. Therefore, the doping ceria of support affected the degree of reduction of silver in the Ag-Au system. In general, the capacity to store oxygen of the systems containing CeO2 results from the change in the associated oxidation state that is reversible in the case of materials with Ceria in a very general way is 2CeO2↔Ce2O3 + ½ O2 [53], so that denotes the importance of the oxygen kinetics incorporated or removed from the CeO2 structure promoted by the Au is a crucial step in the formation of stronger acid sites. We describe a method to deactivate pathogenic bacteria by percolation through a paper sheet containing silver nanoparticles. 12, no. The deposit of the gold to the monometallic catalyst increases the crystal size and increases the degradation of the phenol for the catalyst (B7). Recently, metallic nanoparticles have turned out to be very attractive for their commercial development, which is why their production has increased in different industries such as aeronautics, agriculture, food, automotive, biomedical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, computer, textile, catalysis, among others [25, 26]. The catalysts were previously reduced at 400°C during 3 h with an H2 flow (60 ml/min). To confirm the safety use, the acute and sub chronic toxicity of the treated waste water was carried out on experimental rats. This finding suggests that this catalyst should contain the larger proportion of metallic silver. Next, the solution of the gold precursor, previously degassed under a stream of nitrogen, was introduced onto the catalyst, taking an amount sufficient to synthesize a 1:1 molar ratio. The addition of second metal (Au) can modify the active sites of mono-metallic material. Divalent cations can significantly enhance the aggregation, while monovalent cations and anions do not have such a significant influence. The results obtained showed that silver nanoparticles in surface water, ground water, and brackish water are stable. After addition of the metal (Ag) by the deposition-precipitation method which is a modification of the precipitation methods in solution. The increase in the activity promoted by gold in the catalysts with a greater amount of ceria shows that gold facilitates the reduction of CeO2, causing superoxide species in the surface and increases the oxidative-reductive capacity of the promoter. M7 has a higher percentage of strong acid sites than the rest of his other counterparts. (PDF) Application of Nanoparticles in Waste Water Treatment | Prasenjit Sen - Academia.edu In the area of water purification, nanotechnology offers the possibility of an efficient removal of pollutants and germs. Ideally, the total mineralization of pollutants into CO2 and H2O is preferred. The addition of the second metal (Au) was done by the deposit-precipitation method, with a slight modification to the synthesis process, this is because the second metal is gold, these gold nanoparticles are very sensitive to the preparation method, the choice of the support or the treatment conditions, for which the deposit-precipitation process with urea was chosen [44]. In the monometallic Ag/ZrO2-CeO2 catalysts with 5, 10, 15 and 20% ceria, the MTBE conversion was from 52 to 90%; the most active was Ag/ZrO2-Ce15. 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