According to the website of the Siberian Branch of the Russian National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the Krasnoyarsk Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences have recently developed a new low-cost and easy-to-manufacture composite material for the detection of phenol in industrial wastewater.
Phenol is one of the most common pollutants in water bodies.
The existing high-sensitivity methods for phenol determination are time-consuming, labor-intensive, and expensive
Researchers from the Krasnoyarsk Science Center and Novosibirsk State University have developed a low-cost, easy-to-manufacture and reusable composite material that can be used to detect harmful substances such as phenol in industrial wastewater
The composite material is based on alumina nanofibers and explosive nanodiamonds in a network structure.
Nanodiamond clusters are distributed on the surface of the nanofibers.
It has higher thermal stability, mechanical stability, chemical and biological resistance, easy to clean, and can be Repeated use
The method of use is to add the water sample reagent to the surface of the composite material.
If the sample contains phenol, it will cause the nano-diamond to change color, and the composite material will become dark red
The color depth is directly proportional to the phenol content in the sample, and the phenol in the sample can be determined qualitatively and quantitatively