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Performance and mechanism of La-Fe metal-organic framework as a highly efficient adsorbent for fluoride removal from mine water


Yuxiang Wang , Chaomin Jia , Jianbing Wang , Huijiao Wang , Sichao Zhu , Xiaohui Zhang

DOI:10.1016/j.jes.2023.05.039

Received March 27, 2023,Revised , Accepted May 28, 2023, Available online June 03, 2023

Volume 36,2024,Pages 245-257

Water fluoride pollution has caused non-negligible harm to the environment and humans, and thus it is crucial to find a suitable treatment technology. In this study, La-Fe@PTA adsorbent was synthesized for the defluoridation of mine water. The results showed that the optimum conditions for defluoridation by La-Fe@PTA were pH close to 7.0, the initial F concentration of 10 mg/L, the dosage of 0.5 g/L and the adsorption time of 240 min. Compared with SO42‒, Cl, NO3, Ca2+ and Mg2+, CO32‒ and HCO3 presented severer inhibition on fluoride uptake by La-Fe@PTA. The adsorption process fits well with the pseudo-second-order kinetic model and Freundlich model, and the maximum adsorption capacity of Langmuir model was 95 mg/g. Fixed-bed adsorption results indicated that fluoride in practical fluorinated mine water could be effectively removed from 3.6 mg/L to less than 1.5 mg/L within 130 bed volume (BV) by using 1.5 g La-Fe@PTA. Furthermore, the adsorbent still had good adsorption capacity after regeneration, which confirms the great application potential of La-Fe@PTA as a fluoride ion adsorbent. The mechanism analysis showed that La-Fe@PTA adsorption of fluorine ions is a physicochemical reaction driven by electrostatic attraction and ion exchange.

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