Adsorption of As(V) from Water Using Nanomagnetite

TÜRK T., Alp I., Deveci H.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, vol.136, no.4, pp.399-404, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This paper describes a study of the removal of arsenate [As(V)] from aqueous solutions by adsorption on commercial nanomagnetite (NM). The influences of pH, initial arsenate [As(V)] concentration, and adsorbent concentration were investigated in multiple kinetic runs. The adsorption kinetics and isotherms were investigated in batch experiments. The experimental data were determined to be best described by the pseudosecond-order kinetic model. Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms were used to fit the adsorption data from equilibrium experiments. The findings have revealed that NM has high removal efficiency for arsenate, with its capacity to reduce an initial level of 300 to < 5-mu g/L As(V), i.e., below the limit (10-mu g/L As) set for potable water by the World Health Organization.