Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1816-9775 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8971 (Online)


Microextraction preconcentration with nonionic surfactants and colorometric determination of phenol

The extraction of the tungsten blue complex formed by the reaction of phenol with Folin-Ciocalteu reagent (FCR) in the presence of a nonionic surfactant Triton X-100 in alkaline medium using the methodology of micellar extraction based on «clouding point» has been studied for the fi rst time. Aqueous solutions of sodium carbonate and sodium sulfate were used to create pH and as a desalting agent.

Photocatalytic water purification from phenol and formaldehyde

Industrial development leads to an increasing number of persistent and highly toxic organic compounds such as phenol and formaldehyde. Chemical oxidation processes (in particular, photooxidation) are widely used for water treatment and wastewater and groundwater treatment. As part of the work done, an assessment of the possibility of using photocatalysis for post-treatment of wastewater from phenol, formaldehyde, and their mixtures has been carried out.

Synthesis of Magnetic Sorbents Based on Magnetite Nanoparticles and Humic Acids and Their Application for Sorption of Phenolic Ecotoxicants

Fe3O4 nanoparticles coated with humic acids isolated from chernozem, sapropel, peat and brown coal were obtained using hydrothermal synthesis. The properties of the obtained sorbents were carried out using IR spectroscopy, SEM and TEM, whereas saturation magnetization was established using a vibration magnetometer. The maximum content of nitrogen-containing groups was found in humic acids obtained from sapropel, while the minimum amount was found in brown coal. The sorption properties of these polymers were checked among 12 different phenols.