Today is the last day of June, the 3rd year of our "Lendület" project is officially over. What better way to conclude than to report on a new paper? :) The work "Optimization of thiamethoxam adsorption parameters using multi-walled carbon nanotubes by means of fractional factorial design" has been just accepted for publication in Chemosphere. This is a particularly valuable paper for me, because it is my first one co-authored with my Novi Sad friends Sanja Panic and Goran Boskovic. They worked a lot on this topic and I believe that the final paper is an excellent report on the use of design of experiments (DoE) techniques for adsorption optimization. Congratulations and thank you to all co-authors!
Neutron imaging measurements
This is a blog entry I should have written weeks ago :) On 11 June 2015 the nice people at the Energy Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have allowed our group to carry out neutron imaging studies of liquid penetration into porous solids at the NIPS-NORMA facility. Erzsébet-Sára Bogya, Dorina Dobó and myself have spent a full day there and enjoyed the excellent science and hospitality of our hosts. The collected data will be evaluated in the forthcoming weeks and I seriously hope that this day was only the beginning of a fruitful long-term cooperation. Special thanks to Zoltán Kis, László Szentmiklósi and Tamás Belgya for making this all possible!
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.