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Volume 18, 2017Mineral Engineering Conference MEC2017
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|Published online||04 October 2017|
The sorption of metal ions on nanoscale zero-valent iron
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, 44-100 Gliwice ul. Akademicka 2, Poland
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The injection of the colloidal suspensions of nano-iron (nZVI) into an aquifer is a novel method of removing metal ions from acidic water. In the batch tests, the equilibrium study of the sorption of metal ions, Cu(II) and Zn(II), on Green Tea nanoscale Zero-Valent Ion (GT-nZVI) was carried out. The sorption of metal ions on this reactive material was described using the Langmuir, Freundlich and Sips models. This last model described in a better way the sorption equilibrium in the tested range of concentrations and temperature. The value of determination coefficient (R2) for the Sips model, for copper and zinc, was 0.9735 to 0.9995, respectively. GT-nZVI has very good properties in removing Cu(II) and Zn(II) from acidic water. The high values of qmaxS, the maximum adsorption capacity in the Sips model, amounting to 348.0 and 267.3 mg/g for Cu(II) and Zn(II), indicate the high adsorption capacity of GT-nZVI. The analyzed metals have good or very good affinity with GT-nZVI.
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