The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment

Adsorption of Mn2+ from aqueous solution using Fe and Mn oxide-coated sand

Chi-Chuan Kan , Mannie C Aganon , Cybelle Morales Futalan , Maria Lourdes P Dalida


Received ,Revised , Accepted , Available online July 10, 2013

Volume ,2013,Pages 1483-1491

The adsorption of Mn2+ onto immobilized Mn-oxide and Fe-oxide adsorbent such as manganese oxide-coated sand1 (MOCS1), manganese oxide-coated sand2 (MOCS2), iron oxide-coated sand2 (IOCS2), and manganese and iron oxide-coated sand (MIOCS) was investigated. The effects of pH (5.5 to 8.0) and temperature (25 to 45℃) on the equilibrium capacity were examined. Equilibrium studies showed that there is a good fit with both Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm, which indicates surface heterogeneity and monolayer adsorption of the adsorbents. Kinetic data showed high correlation with the pseudo second-order model, which signifies a chemisorption-controlled mechanism. The activation energies, activation parameters (ΔG*, ΔH*, ΔS*), and thermodynamic parameters (ΔG0, ΔH0, ΔS0) confirmed that adsorption with MIOCS was endothermic and more spontaneous at higher temperature while an opposite trend was observed for the other adsorbents. Thermodynamic studies showed that adsorption involved formation of activated complex, where MOCS1 and MIOCS follow a physical-chemical mechanism, while MOCS2 and IOCS2 follows purely chemical mechanism.

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