Volume 6 Number 8 (Aug. 2015)
IJESD 2015 Vol.6(8): 602-605 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.665

Magnetic Zeolite-Polymer Composite as an Adsorbent for the Remediation of Wastewaters Containing Vanadium

Nomcebo H. Mthombeni, Sandrine Mbakop, and Maurice S. Onyango
Abstract—Magnetic natural zeolite-polypyrrole composite was prepared for removal of vanadium from aqueous solution. The effects of initial pH, sorbent dosage, adsorption isotherms on removal efficiency were investigated. Up to 75% removal efficiency was obtained when the pH was 5 and the initial vanadium concentration was 100 mg/L. The isotherm data fitted well to the Langmuir isotherm model. The maximum adsorption capacity determined from the Langmuir isotherm was 57.803 mg/g at 25°C.

Index Terms—Vanadium, magnetic, zeolite, adsorption.

The authors are with the Tshwane University of Technology, Private Bag X680, 0001, Staatsartillerie, Pretoria West South Africa (e-mail: nomceboh@tut.ac.za, sandrine.mbakop@ymail.com, onyangoms@tut.ac.za).

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Cite:Nomcebo H. Mthombeni, Sandrine Mbakop, and Maurice S. Onyango, "Magnetic Zeolite-Polymer Composite as an Adsorbent for the Remediation of Wastewaters Containing Vanadium," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 602-605, 2015.





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