Revista de Metalurgia, Vol 50, No 3 (2014)

Tecnologías para el siglo XXI: los nanotubos de carbono como adsorbentes de metales


https://doi.org/10.3989/revmetalm.025

Francisco José Alguacil
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas (CENIM).CSIC, España

Arisbel Cerpa
Universidad Europea de Madrid, Dpto. de Electromecánica y Materiales, España

Isabel Lado
Universidad Europea de Madrid, Dpto. de Electromecánica y Materiales, España

Félix A. López
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas (CENIM).CSIC, España

Resumen


Tanto en el pasado como hoy en día, cuando la palabra “nano” aparece en cualquier sitio inmediatamente suscita atención e interés; por eso y desde su descubrimiento hace cerca de veinte años, los nanotubos de carbono interesaron tanto a científicos como a industriales, que utilizaron las propiedades de estos nanomateriales en una serie de aplicaciones. Entre éstas, se incluye la eliminación de metales tóxicos, y otros con un cierto valor económico, de medios acuosos, problemática que además tiene unas implicaciones económicas y sociales importantes. Este trabajo revisa los avances más recientes (años 2009–2013) de la utilización de estos nanotubos de carbono en la eliminación de una serie de metales contenidos en distintos medios acuosos.

Palabras clave


Adsorción; Medioambiente; Metales; Nanotubos de carbono

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