Adsorption mechanism of selenate and selenite on the binary oxide systems

Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan.
Water Research (Impact Factor: 5.53). 08/2009; 43(17):4412-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2009.06.056
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Removal of selenium oxyanions by the binary oxide systems, Al- or Fe-oxides mixed with X-ray noncrystalline SiO(2), was previously not well understood. This study evaluates the adsorption capacity and kinetics of selenium oxyanions by different metal hydroxides onto SiO(2), and uses X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) to assess the interaction between selenium oxyanions and the sorbents at pH 5.0. The binary oxide systems of Al(III)- or Fe(III)-oxides mixed with SiO(2) were prepared, and were characterized for their surface area, point of zero charge (PZC), pH envelopes, X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), and then macro-scale adsorption isotherm and kinetics of selenite and selenate, micro-scale adsorption XAS. The adsorption capacity of selenite and selenate on Al(III)/SiO(2) is greater than on Fe(III)/SiO(2). Adsorption isothermal and kinetic data of selenium can be well fitted to the Langmuir isotherm and pseudo-second-order kinetic models. Based on simple geometrical constraints, selenite on both the binary oxide systems forms bidentate inner-sphere surface complexes, and selenate on Fe(III)/SiO(2) forms stronger complexes than on Al(III)/SiO(2).

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    • "Considerable number of studies has been conducted on selenite adsorption in different types of minerals and its influential factors (Kamei-Ishikawa et al. 2007; Peak 2006; Chan et al. 2009). Chan et al. (2009) characterized the behavior of selenite at the adsorbent surface using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray diffraction. However, soil is not a simple combination of OM and minerals but is rather a multiphase, inhomogeneous complex system. "
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    • "Adsorption kinetics A pseudo-second-order kinetic model was applied to fit the collected kinetic data. The kinetic rate equation is expressed as [9] [10] "

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    • "In natural environment, single oxide minerals are scarcer than binary oxide, thus it is presumed that the interaction of particles in binary oxide systems possibly influences the adsorption mechanism of adsorbents produced from such systems [14] [15]. Consequently, the oxyanions abstraction potentials of binary metal oxide (BMO) systems are being tested [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]. Thus far, the BMO of interest to researchers, for oxyanion abstraction, comprised of mainly transition metals; hence there is paucity of information on performance evaluation of mixed metal oxides of transition origin and alkali earth metals in this respect. "
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