Removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution using magnetite/non-oxidative graphene composites: Synergetic effect of Cr(VI) on dyes removal

Mengliang Zheng, Yongtae Ahn, Yeojoon Yoon, Won Kyu Park, Youmi Jung, Minhwan Kwon, Woo Seok Yang, Joon Wun Kang

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Non-oxidative graphene (nOG) synthesized from natural graphite powder was modified with magnetite (Fe3O4) for removal of Cr(VI) and dyes in aqueous solution. The adsorption behavior of Cr(VI) on Fe3O4/nOG (M-nOG) was systematically investigated, and the simultaneous adsorption of Cr(VI) and dyes such as methylene blue (MB) and rhodamine B (RhB) was evaluated. Adsorption kinetic and isotherm of Cr(VI) were fitted well with pseudo-second-order model and Sips model, respectively. For the binary system, Cr(VI) removal was not affected with increasing the dye concentration, whereas the adsorption capacity of both MB and RhB was enhanced with increasing the concentrations of Cr(VI).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2958-2969
Number of pages12
JournalSeparation Science and Technology (Philadelphia)
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 11


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Filtration and Separation

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