Surface rearrangement of nanoscale zerovalent iron: the role of pH and its implications in the kinetics of arsenate sorption
We consider the use of metallic iron nanoparticles for cleaning contaminated water, focusing our study in the sorption of arsenic compounds. In particular, we discuss the results of their sorption process on the surface of zerovalent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) by performing a complete characterization of the surface modifications. Using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, spectroscopy diffraction measurements and elemental mapping, we typify the surface reconstruction during the sorption process of As(V) from aqueous solutions using nZVI when it goes into a crystalline parasymplesite structure. The experimental results were correlated to the Freundlich isotherm sorption where the sorption capacity is depleted by the increase in the pH from 4 to 7 and associated with the surface passivation of nZVI. These techniques confirm the dependence of the sorption of arsenic as a function of pH and describe the specific details on the modification of the surface area of the nanoparticles.
|Título según WOS:||Surface rearrangement of nanoscale zerovalent iron: the role of pH and its implications in the kinetics of arsenate sorption|
|Título según SCOPUS:||Surface rearrangement of nanoscale zerovalent iron: The role of pH and its implications in the kinetics of arsenate sorption|
|Título de la Revista:||ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY|
|Editorial:||TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Fecha de publicación:||2014|
|Página de inicio:||2365|