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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 293464, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/293464
Research Article

Fabrication and Characterization of Manganese Ferrite Nanospheres as a Magnetic Adsorbent of Chromium

1School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University, Yantai 264025, China
2College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042, China

Received 13 December 2012; Accepted 30 January 2013

Academic Editor: Shao-Wen Cao

Copyright © 2013 Li-Xia Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Manganese ferrite nanospheres constructed by nanoparticles were synthesized in high yield via a general, one-step, and template-free solvothermal method. The product was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). BJH pore-size distribution shows that the sphere-like manganese ferrite particle was a porous structure with a narrow pore-size distribution. The investigation of magnetic property of manganese ferrite nanospheres reveals that the saturation magnetization is high, which showes an excellent ability for magnetic removal of chromium in wastewater.