Sorption of natural organic matter to carbon nanotubes: fractionation, dispersion and sorption behaviour

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Based on the knowledge acquired from several successful projects carried out over recent years, model sorbents and sorbates (e.g., carbon nanotubes, humic acids and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) will be studied to better understand the processes of fractionation, dispersion and sorption. The research will involve a wide range of analytical techniques to characterise the processes occurring in the 3-phase systems. The interdisciplinary project will bridge knowledge generally acquired from several disciplines and outcomes will be of high interest to several scientific communities with environmental (e.g. toxicity and fate assessment of organic contaminants) and engineering perspectives (e.g. improvement of water remediation technology, development of novel analytical tools).

The project is funded by the FWF (Austrian Fund for Research) under the P27689-N28 Project.