Synthesis and Characterization of Copper,Iron Oxide Nanoparticles used to Remove Lead from Aquous Solution

Karim H. Hassan, Eman R. Mahdi

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Copper oxide, CuO and Iron oxide, Fe3O4 nanoparticles were synthesized by simple and practically available methods from their corresponding salts, structural characterization using X-ray diffraction indicated that the particle size of CuO and Fe3O4nanopartices were 7.43 nm and 12.04 nm  respectively,  this is being confirmed by scannning electron and atomic force. microscopy techniques, finally these oxides were used to separate lead ion from its aqueous solution via adsorption batch method in which removal efficiency of 84.162 % was achieved using copper oxide and 88.028 % using iron oxide.



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Copper oxide, iron oxide, nanoparticles, synthesis, lead ion, characterization

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