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Subject/Keyword
Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) microgels
organic molecule removal
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Parasuraman, Deepika
Supervisor and department
Serpe, Michael J. (Chemistry)
Examining committee member and department
Le, X. Chris (Laboratory Medicine and Pathology/Chemistry)
Liu, Yang (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Veinot, Jonathan G.C. (Chemistry)
Department
Department of Chemistry
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-05-31T15:03:26Z
Graduation date
2012-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This dissertation focuses on the application of poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAm) microgels and their assemblies for the removal of an azo dye molecule, Orange II, from water. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the different techniques that are used for water treatment and remediation. Chapter 2 focuses on hydrogel materials and their properties, with special focus on pNIPAm based microgels. Chapter 3 details the effect of increasing the concentration of percent AAc present in the microgels on the removal of Orange II from water and the concentration of the microgels in the solution. Chapter 4 describes the effect of aggregating the poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-acrylic acid (pNIPAm-co-AAc) microgels on the uptake efficiencies. Chapter 5 describes the effect of the microgel diameter in the aggregates on the removal efficiency. Chapter 6 describes the possibility of reusing these microgel based systems for further remediation. Finally, Chapter 7 gives a brief outlook on the future directions.
Language
English
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doi:10.7939/R3542JK75
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