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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2018 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 15 | Page No.: 6293-6302
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2018.6293.6302  
Hybrid Chitosan-Silica Nanocomposite Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes
Mustafa K. Ismael
Abstract: This study was conducted to produce Chitosan/MWNTs/SiO2 (CSMS) nanocomposite powder from aqueous solution through the sol-gel method. The morphology of the CSMS was characterized by Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). The adsorption characteristics were determined by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area (nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherms). The results were compared with previously synthesized and characterized Silica Nanoparticles (SiO2 NP). The results showed that CSMS has a 98% adsorption rate which was the largest absorption rate for chitosan by itself. Moreover, the thermal stability of CSMS was demonstrated at temperatures up to 400°C. The pore size of CSMS was determined to be 2.195 nm and the surface area was 478 m2/g. This study’s results indicate that CSMS has novel features that could with stand degradation with efficient adsorption properties.
How to cite this article:
Mustafa K. Ismael , 2018. Hybrid Chitosan-Silica Nanocomposite Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 6293-6302.
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2018.6293.6302