Photocatalytic Degradation of Polyethylene Plastics Using MgAl2O4 Nanoparticles Prepared by Solid State Method

In this study, MgAl2O4 nanoparticles with different calcination times were synthesized for photocatalytic applications. Different analyses techniques such as XRD, SEM, EDX, UV-visible, and FTIR were performed to investigate the structural, chemical, optical, and mor-phological properties of the synthesized nanoparticles. XRD analysis revealed the formation MgAl2O4 spinel structure.

Telechelic Oligo(N-Vinylpyrolydone)swith Cumene Based Terminal Groups for Block-Copolymer and Nanoparticle Obtaining

Polymers with terminal epoxy, phosphate, fluoroalkyl groups were obtained by radical polymerization in the presence of chain transfer agents derived from isopropylbenzene. The structure of polymers was confirmed by NMR spectra and functional analysis. Polymers with functional fragment were used for synthesis of polymer-inorganic particles and copolymers with poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) fragment.

Mathematical modeling and analysis of Phytoplankton–Zooplankton–Nanoparticle dynamics

In this paper, we investigate the population dynamics of phytoplankton–zooplankton–nanoparticle model with diffusion and density dependent death rate of predator.  The functional response of predator in this model is considered as Beddington–DeAngelis type.  The stability analysis of the equilibrium points is observed by applying the Routh–Hurwitz criterion.  Numerical simulations are given to illustrate the theoretical results.

The Production of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Effect on Sulfate Reducing Bacteria Under Steel Microbial Corrosion

The production of silver nanoparticles was carried out in an aqueous medium treated by discharge of the contact non-equilibrium low-temperature plasma in the presence of sodium alginate (1.25–5.0 g/l). The formation of silver metal particles (to 100 nm) was confirmed by X-ray diffraction and IR spectroscopy analysis. The obtained colloidal solutions of silver nanoparticles lead to the formation of thinner biofilm under microbial corrosion of mild steel, initiated by sulfate reducing bacteria of Desulfomicrobium genus.

Micro- and nanostructured titanium(IV) oxide in sono-, photo- and sonophotocatalytic degradation of xanthene dye rhodamine b (Review)

Adsorption methods for removing Rhodamine B from wastewater and oxidative degradation methods based on the use of advanced oxidation processes (sonolysis, photolysis, sono-, photo- and sonophotocatalysis) are considered. It has been established that naturally occurring materials (such as clays, zeolites, coal ash, anaerobic sludge, agricultural solid wastes) and their modified or activated analogues are used as adsorbents for the removal of Rhodamine B.


Cross-linked polymeric and nanocomposite films based on poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) and modified mineral nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite and silica have been obtained via radical cross-linking initiated by peroxide containing reactive copolymers. The influence of temperature and additional cross-linking agents on the peculiarities of curing process has been studied. The obtained results reveal that at high temperatures the dependence of film gel-fraction values on time has the extremal character.

Adsorption of decorated nanoparticles on a liquid crystalline polymer brush: molecular dynamics study

We consider a solution of nanoparticles in a pore with one of its walls being a liquid crystalline polymer brush.  Both nanoparticles' ligands and the brush molecules side chains contain the same liquid crystalline groups.  The system is studied using the molecular dynamics simulations.  At both cases of a low and high brush density, the aggregation between the pairs of nanoparticles in a bulk and between the brush molecules prevail.  However, we found a specific brush density when the nanoparticles are adsorbed more readily on a brush than aggregate in a bulk.  A set of density profiles as

Synthesis and properties of silica nanoparticles with functional polymer shell

Cross-linked nanocomposite hydrogels based on poly(acryl amide) and mineral nanoparticles (NP) of hydroxyapatite (HAP), ZnO, TiO2 modified by reactive polymers were synthesized via the technique of polymerization filling. It was shown that physico-mechanical properties of obtained nanocomposites are determined to a great extend by the nature of the modifier of mineral NP.


One of the promising methods of such a modification is a method of galvanic replacement, which is characterized by wide possibilities of controlled influence on the morphology of the deposited nanostructured metal. The deposition of silver by galvanic replacement is most studied in aqueous solutions of AgNO3 in the presence of HF. However, the hydrolysis of formed compounds of silicon, the change in pH, and the electrical renewal of hydrogen do not always provide a controlled formation of metal nanoparticles.

Optical properties of hydrogels filled with dispersed nanoparticles

This paper reports on a study of novel heterohydrogel materials with regular inclusions of the dispersed phase such as polystyrene latex nanoparticles. Synthesized 3D hydrogel matrices contain a balanced number of cross-links and a defined amount of polystyrene nanoparticles with 50 or 85 nm in radius. This study has shown that the obtained hydrogel matrices are capable of changing the swelling degree and their optical properties depending on the size and concentration of the dispersed nanoparticles.