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High adsorption performance for As(III) and As(V) onto novel aluminum-enriched biochar derived from abandoned Tetra Paks.
Chemosphere ; 208: 800-807, 2018 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29906754
ABSTRACT
In order to develop promising sorbents for value-added application of solid wastes, low-cost aluminum-enriched biochar was prepared from abandoned Tetra Pak used to hold milks, a paper-polyethylence-Al foil laminated package box, after acid pretreatment and subsequent slow pyrolysis under an oxygen-limited environment at 600 °C. The basic physicochemical properties of the resultant biochar were characterized and the sorption performance of aqueous As(III) and As(V) was investigated via batch and column sorption experiments. Carbon (49.1%), Ca (7.41%) and Al (13.5%) were the most abundant elements in the resultant biochar; and the specific surface area and the pH value at the point of zero charge (pHPZC) were 174 m2 g-1 and 9.3, respectively. Batch sorption showed excellent sorption performance for both As(III) (24.2 mg g-1) and As(V) (33.2 mg g-1) and experimental data were fitted well with Langmuir model for the sorption isotherms and pseudo-second order kinetic model for the sorption kinetics. The residual concentrations of As(V) after sorption were below the limited value of arsenic in WHO Guidelines for Drinking water Quality (0.01 mg L-1) even if coexistence of PO43-. Column sorption confirmed the high sorption performance for As(III) and As(V). So the slow pyrolysis of abandoned Tetra Paks as low-cost and value-added sorbents is a sustainable strategy for solid waste disposal and wastewater treatment.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Arsênico / Carvão Vegetal Idioma: Inglês Revista: Chemosphere Ano de publicação: 2018 Tipo de documento: Artigo