Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 1014–1024 | Cite as

Hydrothermal synthesis of lead dioxide/multiwall carbon nanotube nanocomposite and its application in removal of some organic water pollutants

  • Shahram Ghasemi
  • Hassan Karami
  • Hassan Khanezar


Lead dioxide/multiwall carbon nanotube (PbO2/MWCNT) nanocomposite was synthesized by hydrothermal formation of lead dioxide on functionalized MWCNT. PbO2 nanoparticles were formed from 0.015 M Pb(OH) 3 (75 ml) solution in the presence of polyvinyl pyrrolidone (0.1 g). The solution was mixed with ammonium persulfate (NH4)2S2O8 as oxidizing agent and transferred to 100 ml Teflon-lined stainless steel autoclave heating it to 60 °C for 3 h. To prepare nanocomposite, PbO2 formation was carried out in the presence of ultrasonically dispersed MWCNT. A black-brown product was formed in reaction vessel. The product was collected and then dried in an oven at 70 °C for 24 h. The morphology and composition of precipitate were investigated by X-ray power diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results of XRD and TEM show globular α-PbO2 nanoparticles immobilize on the surface of the MWCNTs. Also, TGA results demonstrated the presence of CNT in nanocomposite. The prepared PbO2/MWCNT nanocomposite is used to construct the solid-phase cartridge. The performance of solid phase in the removal of pesticides from drinking water is determined by gas chromatography–mass spectroscopy (GC–MS) analysis. The average adsorption depends on concentration of spiked pollutants and their relative standard deviations were between 1.4 and 11 %.


PbO2 Ammonium Persulfate Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Lead Dioxide Lead Sulfate 
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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shahram Ghasemi
    • 1
  • Hassan Karami
    • 2
  • Hassan Khanezar
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of MazandaranBabolsarIran
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryPayame Noor UniversityAbharIran
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryStandard Research InstituteKarajIran

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