Author(s): Peng X, Luan Z, Zhang H
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Abstract In this work, the adsorption features of montmorillonite and the magnetic properties of Cu(II)/Fe(III) oxides were combined in a material to produce magnetic adsorbent, which can be separated from the medium by a simple magnetic process after adsorption. The magnetic material is effective for the removal of humic acid. At pH 6.1, 96\% removal was observed from 4.4 mg l(-1) humic acid solution containing 0.02 M NaCl. The adsorption is pH and ionic strength dependent. Adsorption is favored at lower pH values and dissolved NaCl can enhance the adsorption. The adsorption mechanism of humic acid to the magnetic material was suggested to be the ligand exchange reaction between carboxylic groups of humic acid molecules and the magnetic material surface. The magnetic material can be thermally regenerated. The temperature and time required to achieve good regeneration efficiency were determined to be 300 degrees C and 3 h, respectively. The regenerated adsorbent is still magnetic and approximately has as high specific saturation magnetization and good adsorption capacities as the as-prepared adsorbent.
This article was published in Chemosphere
and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques