Arsenic (V) adsorption on Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticle-coated boron nitride nanotubes

Chen, Rongzhi, Zhi, Chunyi, Yang, Huang, Bando, Yoshio, Zhang, Zhenya, Suguir, Norio and Golberg, Dmitri (2011) Arsenic (V) adsorption on Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticle-coated boron nitride nanotubes. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 359 1: 261-268. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2011.02.071

Author Chen, Rongzhi
Zhi, Chunyi
Yang, Huang
Bando, Yoshio
Zhang, Zhenya
Suguir, Norio
Golberg, Dmitri
Title Arsenic (V) adsorption on Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticle-coated boron nitride nanotubes
Formatted title
Arsenic (V) adsorption on Fe3O4 nanoparticle-coated boron nitride nanotubes
Journal name Journal of Colloid and Interface Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9797
Publication date 2011-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.02.071
Volume 359
Issue 1
Start page 261
End page 268
Total pages 8
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Multiwalled boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) functionalized with Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) were used for arsenic removal from water solutions. Sonication followed by a heating process was developed to in situ functionalize Fe3O4 NPs onto a tube surface. A batch of adsorption experiments conducted at neutral pH (6.9) and room temperature (25 °C) and using the developed nanocomposites revealed effective arsenic (V) removal. The Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich adsorption isotherms were measured for a range of As(V) initial concentrations from 1 to 40 mg/L under the same conditions. The equilibrium data well fitted all isotherms, indicating that the mechanism for As(V) adsorption was a combination of chemical complexation and physical electrostatic attraction with a slight preference for chemisorption. The magnetite NPs functionalized on BNNTs led to a simple and rapid separation of magnetic metal-loaded adsorbents from the treated water under an external magnetic field.
Keyword Arsenic adsorption
Boron nitride nanotube
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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