TITLE

Development of hybrid adsorbent for effective aqueous phase sorptive removal of copper

AUTHOR(S)
Rahul Kumar; Sun-Joon Kim; Kang-Ho Kim; Kurade, Mayur B.; Sang-hun Lee; Sang-Eun Oh; Hyun-Seog Roh; Byong-Hun Jeon
PUB. DATE
April 2018
SOURCE
Surface & Interface Analysis: SIA;Apr2018, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p480
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Alginate beads (ABs) immobilized with hydrous zirconium oxide (ZO) were used as a hybrid adsorbent (ZO@AB) for the effective removal of copper ions [Cu(II)] from aqueous phase. ZO@AB was characterized using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to confirm the impregnation of ABs with ZO and the adsorption of Cu(II) onto ZO@AB. The maximum equilibrium sorption capacity of ZO@AB for Cu(II) was 63.1 mg-g-1 at pH 5. The Cu(II) removal rate was high at the beginning of reaction, with >90% adsorption within 24 hours, and equilibrium was achieved within 48 hours. The adsorption of Cu(II) onto ZO@AB was well described by pseudo-second-order kinetic model (R² > 0.99), and the monolayer nature of sorption was supported by the Langmuir model (R² > 0.99). The sorption process was endothermic, favorable, and spontaneous in nature. Regarding the reusability of the adsorbent, its sorption capacity remained satisfactory (>90%) throughout the 5 consecutive cycles (regeneration in 0.1 mol-L-1 HCl). The stoichiometric ratio of released calcium ions [Ca(II)] to adsorbed copper ions [Cu(II)] was approximately 1:1, confirming that ion exchange was the main mechanism for removal of Cu(II) from aqueous phase. The developed adsorbent (ZO@AB) shows promise as a candidate for the effective and selective removal of Cu(II) from aqueous phase.
ACCESSION #
128486543

 

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