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Graphene Oxide-MnFe2O4 Magnetic Nanohybrids for Efficient Removal of Lead and Arsenic from Water

Kumar, Suresh and Nair, Rahul R and Pillai, Premlal B and Gupta, Satyendra Nath and Iyengar, MAR and Sood, AK (2014) Graphene Oxide-MnFe2O4 Magnetic Nanohybrids for Efficient Removal of Lead and Arsenic from Water. In: ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 6 (20). pp. 17426-17436.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1021/am504826q


We show that the hybrids of single-layer graphene oxide with manganese ferrite magnetic nanoparticles have the best adsorption properties for efficient removal of Pb(II), As(III), and As(V) from contaminated water. The nanohybrids prepared by coprecipitation technique were characterized using atomic force and scanning electron microscopies, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and surface area measurements. Magnetic character of the nanohybrids was ascertained by a vibrating sample magnetometer. Batch experiments were carried out to quantify the adsorption kinetics and adsorption capacities of the nanohybrids and compared with the bare nanoparticles of MnFe2O4. The adsorption data from our experiments fit the Langmuir isotherm, yielding the maximum adsorption capacity higher than the reported values so far. Temperature-dependent adsorption studies have been done to estimate the free energy and enthalpy of adsorption. Reusability, ease of magnetic separation, high removal efficiency, high surface area, and fast kinetics make these nanohybrids very attractive candidates for low-cost adsorbents for the effective coremoval of heavy metals from contaminated water.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
Keywords: graphene; magnetic nanohybrids; adsorption kinetics; adsorbents; heavy metals; water treatment
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 04:47
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 04:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50363

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