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Green synthesis iron nanoparticles with plant leaves and their application in environental remediation


Iron–polyphenol complex nanoparticles (Fe–P NPs) synthesised using various plant leaves have potential for remediation of contaminants. In this project the synthesised Fe–P NPs are being characterised using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) and other analysis equipments to understand the properties of these nanoparticles. The nanoparticles have been tested for removal of dye in water as absobate and used as catalyst for Fenton-like reaction.


Zhiqiang is Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Monitoring from East China University of Science and Technology. He then continued on completing a Master of Engineering in Environmental Protection and a Master of Business Administration in International Management both from Nuertingen University of Applied Sciences in Germany.