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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 2813289, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2813289
Research Article

Insights into Starch Coated Nanozero Valent Iron-Graphene Composite for Cr(VI) Removal from Aqueous Medium

1Chemical and Environmental Systems Modeling Research Group, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka
2Materials Technology Section, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
3Department of Physics, University of Colombo, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka

Received 23 April 2016; Revised 24 August 2016; Accepted 7 September 2016

Academic Editor: Jayavant L. Gunjakar

Copyright © 2016 Prasanna Kumarathilaka 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.

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