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Prospect of Bioactive Glass Ceramic Adsorption for Copper Ions Removal from Water

  • A. M. AbdelghanyEmail author
  • A. H. Oraby
  • M. Abdelbaky
Original Paper


Glass ceramic derived from the well-known 46S5.2 bioactive glass was prepared by full replacement of silicate partner using boron oxide via two-step crystallization technique. The obtained ceramic sample was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) in combination with X-ray diffraction (XRD). UV/Vis. Optical absorption spectroscopy was employed to retrace selective copper ion absorption from a water contaminated with a minor percent of copper ions. Reusability test was performed for the same glass ceramic samples to ensure possible use in water treatment applications.


Water treatment 46S5.2 glass Glass ceramic FTIR UV/Vis. spectroscopy X-ray diffraction 


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We sincerely acknowledge the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) - Ministry of Scientific Research - Egypt for its financial and moral support. M. Abdelbaky was supported by the grant of Scientists for next Generation (ASRT/SNG/W/16/2015 no.172) from ASRT. We would also like to express our deep thanks and gratitude to Prof. Dr Mahmoud Sakr, the president of ASRT, and Dr Merit Rostom, the manager of SNG program in the academy, for their support and encouragement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Abdelghany
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • A. H. Oraby
    • 3
  • M. Abdelbaky
    • 4
  1. 1.Spectroscopy Department, Physics DivisionNational Research CentreDokkiEgypt
  2. 2.Basic and Applied Science DepartmentHorus UniversityKafr SaadEgypt
  3. 3.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceMansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt
  4. 4.Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)CairoEgypt

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