Highly porous copper ferrite foam: A promising adsorbent for efficient removal of As(III) and As(V) from water.

Author(s) Wu, L.K.; Wu, H.; Liu, Z.Z.; Cao, H.Z.; Hou, G.Y.; Tang, Y.P.; Zheng, G.Q.
Journal J Hazard Mater
Date Published 2018 Apr 05

A novel copper ferrite foam fabricated on Fe-Ni foam substrate was synthesized via a simple hydrothermal method to efficiently remove arsenic from aqueous solution. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-Ray diffraction pattern (XRD) and Raman spectra were used to characterize the morphology and surface composition of the copper ferrite foam (CFF). The adsorption behavior of As(III) and As(V) onto this CFF is studied as a function of solution pH, temperature, contact time, and different concentrations. Results shown that this CFF has high adsorption capacity and excellent recyclability. Adsorption isotherms study indicates Langmuir model of adsorption. The maximum adsorption capability of As(III) and As(V) on CuFe2O4 foam is observed about 44.0 mg g-1 and 85.4 mg g-1, respectively. Regeneration experiment indicates that arsenic could be easily desorbed from CFF with 0.10 mol L-1 NaOH and the high adsorption capacity can be maintained for six regeneration cycle.

DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.12.048
ISSN 1873-3336
Citation J Hazard Mater. 2018;347:1524.

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