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Preparation of ZnO nanoflakes and assessment of their removal of HCN, NO2 and SO2 toxic gases

  • Thi Hanh Nguyen , Xuan Manh Pham , Thanh Nhan Nguyen EMAIL logo , Nhung Hac Thi , Tuyet Anh DangThi , Quang Vinh Tran , Anh Tuan Vu , Mai Ha Hoang EMAIL logo and Tuyen Van Nguyen


Zinc oxide nanoflakes were synthesized using the wet precipitation method from aqueous solutions of zinc nitrate and sodium hydroxide. The obtained materials were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and nitrogen adsorption–desorption methods. The presence of sodium lauryl sulfate in the preparation of zinc oxide resulted in thinner, larger size, and higher specific surface area nanoflakes. The saturated adsorption capacities of zinc oxide nanoflakes for HCN, NO2, and SO2 were 216 mg g–1, 81 mg g–1, and 38 mg g–1, respectively. These results suggest that the material is a potential candidate for the removal of these toxic gases.

Prof. Tuyen Van Nguyen Institute of Chemistry Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology 18 Hoang Quoc Viet street Cau Giay district Hanoi, Vietnam Tel.: +84 24 3791 4648 Fax: +84 24 3836 1283
Dr. Mai Ha Hoang Institute of Chemistry Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology 18 Hoang Quoc Viet street Cau Giay district, Hanoi Vietnam Tel.: +84 24 38361282 Fax: +84 24 3836 1283


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Received: 2020-07-14
Accepted: 2020-09-14
Published Online: 2021-02-19

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