Journal article

Graphene oxide/Fe3O4/SO3H nanohybrid: a new adsorbent for adsorption and reduction of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions

Abdolhamid Alizadeh, Gisya Abdi, Mohammad Mehdi Khodaei, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Jhaleh Amirian

RSC ADVANCES | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2017

Abstract

A sulfonated magnetic graphene oxide (SMGO) hybrid was successfully synthesized via the nucleophilic substitution reaction and characterized. The removal of chromate by SMGO was investigated. The effects of contact time, initial pH of the solution, and initial chromate concentration on the removal efficiency were investigated. The optimal experimental conditions for enhanced chromate removal were found to be a contact time of 60 min at an initial solution pH of 3. The observed data were fitted with Lagergren pseudo-second-order kinetic model, indicating that chromate adsorption on SMGO was a chemical interaction in nature. The Langmuir model was also used to describe the adsorption processes..

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The authors are grateful to Razi University and Melbourne University for their financial support for accomplishment of the work and providing necessary facilities. G. Abdi is also thankful to the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) for their partial support on this project.