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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Esmaeili Bidhendi, M, Asadi, Z, Bozorgian, A, et al. New magnetic Co3O4/Fe3O4 doped polyaniline nanocomposite for the effective and rapid removal of nitrate ions from ground water samples. Environ Prog Sustainable Energy. 2019;e13306. https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13306 which has been published in final form at https://aiche.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ep.13306 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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New magnetic Co3O4/Fe3O4 doped polyaniline nanocomposite for the effective and rapid removal of nitrate ions from ground water samples

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  • M. Esmaeili Bidhendi
  • Z. Asadi
  • A. Bozorgian
  • A. Shahhoseini
  • M.A. Gabris
  • S. Shahabuddin
  • R. Khanam
  • R. Saidur
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>3/07/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy
Number of pages10
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print
Early online date3/07/19
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In the present study, a new nanocomposite of iron/cobalt oxides and magnetic nanoparticle doped with polyaniline (PANI-Co3O4@MNPs) was synthesized and subsequently, evaluated for its potential in decontaminating nitrate ions from ground water. Various important parameters such as pH, mass dosage, adsorption time, initial concentration, and temperature were experimentally investigated. The important surface and chemical properties of PANI-Co3O4@MNPs, such as surface morphology and roughness, composition and chemical structure were evaluated using field emission scanning electron microscope, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and Fourier transform infrared. Finally, the removal of nitrate was assessed using kinetic, adsorption isotherm, and thermodynamic studies to investigate the underlying mechanism of the removal process. Maximum adsorption capacity was found to be 68.96 mg/g for nitrate ions at pH 6, adsorbent dosage 60 mg within 60 min. The kinetic studies and the adsorption isotherms have been well fitted using pseudo first and the Freundlich models respectively whereas the thermodynamic parameters have been described in terms of enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy which showed a negative value signifying that the adsorption process was exothermic and spontaneous in nature.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Esmaeili Bidhendi, M, Asadi, Z, Bozorgian, A, et al. New magnetic Co3O4/Fe3O4 doped polyaniline nanocomposite for the effective and rapid removal of nitrate ions from ground water samples. Environ Prog Sustainable Energy. 2019;e13306. https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13306 which has been published in final form at https://aiche.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ep.13306 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.