Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1021/ie200776m
Title: Antimonite removal using marine algal species
Authors: Vijayaraghavan, K. 
Balasubramanian, R. 
Issue Date: 7-Sep-2011
Source: Vijayaraghavan, K., Balasubramanian, R. (2011-09-07). Antimonite removal using marine algal species. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 50 (17) : 9864-9869. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/ie200776m
Abstract: Three seaweed species (Turbinaria conoides, Sargassum sp., and Ulva sp.) were examined to assess their ability to sequester antimonite [Sb(III)] ions from aqueous solution. Among these species, both T. conoides and Sargassum sp. showed higher Sb(III) biosorption potential than Ulva sp. The pH-edge experimental results revealed the involvement of negatively charged groups in the biosorption of Sb(III). Biosorption isotherms obtained at pH 6 indicated that T. conoides provided higher uptake of Sb(III) (18.1 mg/g) than Sargassum sp. (14.9 mg/g) according to the Langmuir model. Kinetic studies indicated that the rates of Sb(III) removal by both brown seaweeds were high, with 95% of the process completed within 45 min. A pseudo-first-order model was found to describe the kinetic data satisfactorily with a high correlation coefficient and low percentage errors. Desorption experiments with 0.1 M HCl showed that it is possible to regenerate T. conoides for its continued use as a biosorbent for up to three sorption-desorption cycles without significant loss in sorption capacity. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/58953
ISSN: 08885885
DOI: 10.1021/ie200776m
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