This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of carboxymethyl cellulose-stabilized iron nanoparticles (C-nZVI) for the removal of arsenite ions from aqueous solutions. Iron nanoparticles and carboxymethyl cellulose-stabilized iron nanoparticles were freshly synthesized. The synthesized nanomaterials had a size of 10nm approximately. The transmission electron microscope (TEM) images depicted bulkier dendrite flocs of non-stabilized iron nanoparticles. It described nanoscale particles as not discrete resulting from the aggregation of particles. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image showed that C-nZVI is approximately discrete, well-dispersed and an almost spherical shape. The energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDAX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectrum confirmed the presence of Fe0 in the C-nZVI composite. The central composite design under the Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was employed in order to investigate the effect of independent variables on arsenite removal and to determine the optimum condition. The reduced full second-order model indicated a well-fitted model since the experimental values were in good agreement with it. Therefore, this model is used for the prediction and optimization of arsenite removal from water. The maximum removal efficiency was estimated to be 100% when all parameters are considered simultaneously. The predicted optimal conditions for the maximum removal efficiency were achieved with initial arsenite concentration, 0.68mgL−1; C-nZVI, 0.3 (gL−1); time, 31.25 (min) and pH, 5.2.
Journal of Contaminant Hydrology – Elsevier
Published: Aug 1, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera