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Publication (UPOL): Sorption mechanisms of arsenate on Mg-Fe layered double hydroxides: A combination of adsorption modeling and solid state analysis
Abstract Layered double hydroxides have been proposed as effective sorbents for As(V), but studies investigating adsorption mechanisms usually lack a comprehensive mechanistic/modeling approach. In this work, we propose coupling surface complexation modeling with various spectroscopic techniques. To this end, a series of batch experiments at different pH values were performed. Kinetic data were well fitted by a pseudo-second order kinetic model, and the equilibrium data were fitted by the Freundlich model. Moreover, the pH-dependent As(V) sorption data were satisfactorily fitted by a diffuse layer model, which described the formation of >SOAsO3H- monodentate and >(SO)(2)AsO2- bidentate inner-sphere complexes (">S" represents a crystallographically-bound group on the surface). Additionally, XPS analyses confirmed the adsorption mechanisms. The sorption mechanisms were affected by anion exchange, which was responsible for the formation of outer sphere complexes, as identified by XRD and FFIR analyses. Furthermore, a homogenous distribution of As(V) was determined by HR-TEM with elemental mapping. Using low-temperature Mossbauer spectroscopy on isotope Fe-57, a slight shift of the hyperfine parameters towards higher values following As(V) sorption was measured, indicating a higher degree of structural disorder. In general, mechanistic adsorption modeling coupled with solid state analyses presents a powerful approach for investigating the adsorption mechanism of As(V) on Mg-Fe LDH or other sorbents. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
76. Hudcova B., Veselska V., Filip J.:“Sorption mechanisms of arsenate on Mg-Fe layered double hydroxides: A combination of adsorption modeling and solid state analysis” CHEMOSPHERE Volume: 168 Pages: 539-548 Published: FEB 2017 WP7