Glonatech S.A., subsidiary company of ONEX, participated in the 12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment that was held in Skiathos island, Greece, from June 29 to July 3, 2014.
Dr. George Tsiakatouras, Production Manager and Senior Researcher of Glonatech S.A. co-authored a paper titled “Sorption of Ni+2 from aqueous solution using multi-walled carbon nanotubes”, which was presented at the Conference.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of Glonatech’s multi-walled carbon nanotubes (ONEX MW 1000 C3) and chemically modified (oxidized) multi-walled carbon nanotubes (ONEX 1000 -NaClO) to adsorb nickel ions from aqueous solutions. The results showed significant sorption capacity of Ni2 by multi-walled carbon nanotubes as well as functionalized MWCNTs and therefore suggest that nanomaterials have good potential for applications in the field of environmental protection, such as wastewater and industrial wastes.
During the conference the participants from diverse groups of the international scientific and industrial community exchanged ideas and knowledge about the current issues in the protection and restoration of the environment. The conference was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly, and the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.