Randhawa, N S and Das, N N and Jana, R K (2012) Selenite adsorption using leached residues generated by reduction roasting–ammonia leaching of manganese nodules. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 241-242 (4.173). pp. 486-492.
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This study was carried out to investigate the adsorption characteristics of leached manganese nodule residue (MNR), generated from the reduction roasting–ammonia leaching process, towards aqueous selenite. Physicochemical characterization revealed that the leached residue was a complex mixture of oxides of mainly manganese and iron along with MnCO3. Adsorption studies of the water washed leached residue (wMNR) at varying the pH, selenite ion concentration, wMNR dosage, heat treatment condition indicated that selenite uptake increased with increasing pH and heat-treatment temperature of wMNR. The maximum value of selenite uptake was obtained at pH ∼5.0 with wMNR heat-treated at 400 ◦C and thereafter decreased on increasing the pH and heat-treatment temperature further. The adsorption data were best fitted by the Freundlich isotherm model. The derived monolayer selenite adsorption capacities increased from, Xm = 9.50 mg Se/g (for untreated wMNR) to 15.08 mg Se/g (for wMNR heat-treated at 400 ◦C). The results of the studies may be useful for possible utilization of MNR as an adsorbent for the removal of selenite ions from contaminated water bodies.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Leach manganese nodule residue, Selenite, Adsorption, Contaminated water|
|Divisions:||Metal Extraction and Forming|
|Deposited By:||Dr. Navneet Singh Randhawa|
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2013 16:49|
|Last Modified:||15 Feb 2013 16:49|
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