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Mechanistic insights into simultaneous removal of copper, cadmium and arsenic from water by iron oxide-functionalized magnetic imogolite nanocomposites

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  • Nicolás Arancibia-Miranda
  • Karen Manquián-Cerda
  • Carmen Pizarro
  • Tamara Maldonado
  • Jonathan Suazo-Hernández
  • Mauricio Escudey
  • Nanthi S Bolan
  • Binoy Sarkar
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Article number122940
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>5/11/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Hazardous Materials
Volume398
Number of pages10
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date31/05/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Imogolite and magnetic imogolite-Fe oxide nanocomposites (Imo-Fe50 and Imo-Fe25, at 50 and 25 % Fe loading (w/w), respectively) were synthesized and tested for the removal of aqueous copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As) pollutants. The materials were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, and specific surface area and isoelectric point measurements. The Fe-containing samples were additionally characterized by Mössbauer spectroscopy and vibrating-sample magnetometry. Significant differences were found in the morphological, electrophoretic, and magnetic characteristics between imogolite and the nanocomposites. The in-situ Fe-oxide precipitation process modified the active surface sites of the imogolite. The Fe–oxide, mainly magnetite, favored the contaminants’ adsorption over the pristine imogolite. The adsorption kinetics of these pollutants were adequately described by the pseudo-second order and intraparticle diffusion models. The kinetic models showed that surface adsorption was more important than intraparticle diffusion in the removal of the pollutants by all the adsorbents. The Langmuir-Freundlich model described the experimental adsorption data, and both nanocomposites showed greater adsorption capacity than the imogolite. The adsorption of Cu and Cd was sensitive to cationic competition, showing a decrease of the adsorption capacity when the two cations coexisted, while their adsorption increased in the presence of arsenate.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Hazardous Materials. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Hazardous Materials, 398, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122940