Graphene oxide/Fe3O4/SO3H nanohybrid: a new adsorbent for adsorption and reduction of Cr(vi) from aqueous solutions

Abdolhamid Alizadeh (Coresponding Author), Gisya Abdi, Mohammad Mehdi Khodaei, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Jhaleh Amirian

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Abstract

A sulfonated magnetic graphene oxide (SMGO) hybrid was successfully synthesized via the nucleophilic substitution reaction and characterized. The removal of chromate by SMGO was investigated. The effects of contact time, initial pH of the solution, and initial chromate concentration on the removal efficiency were investigated. The optimal experimental conditions for enhanced chromate removal were found to be a contact time of 60 min at an initial solution pH of 3. The observed data were fitted with Lagergren pseudo-second-order kinetic model, indicating that chromate adsorption on SMGO was a chemical interaction in nature. The Langmuir model was also used to describe the adsorption processes and the adsorption capacity was found to be 222.22 mg g−1. Thermodynamic studies (ΔG < 0, ΔH > 0, ΔS > 0) revealed that the adsorption process was exothermic and spontaneous. SMGO has potential to be applied several times after desorption in wastewater treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14876-14887
Number of pages12
JournalRSC Advances
Volume7
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 1.4 Chemical sciences
  • 1.5 Earth and related Environmental sciences
  • 2.8 Environmental biotechnology

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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