سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۸
محل انتشار: اولین کنفرانس بین المللی تصفیه فاضلاب و بازیافت آب، فناوری ها و یافته های نو
تعداد صفحات: ۷
H Zavvar Mousavi – Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
A Hosseinifar – Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
V Jahed – Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
The adsorption of lead and copper ions on waste tire rubber ash (WTRA), a low-cost material, has been studied. In the present work, the abilities of WTRA to remove lead (Pb2+) and copper (Cu2+) ions from aqueous solutions were compared. The waste tire rubber is solid waste and it was used for the removal of Pb2+ and Cu2+ ions from aqueous solution and wastewater. Batch adsorption studies were carried out to examine the influence of various parameters such as initial pH, adsorbent dose, initial metal ion concentration, and time on uptake. The equilibrium was reached after about 120 min of contact. As much as 70-75% removeal of Cu2+ and Pb2+ ions for WTRA are possible in about 90 min, respectively, under the batch test conditions. Uptake of Cu2+ and Pb2+ ions on WTRA showed a pH-dependent profile. A dose of 2 g L-1 was sufficient for the optimum removal of both the metal ions. The experimental data were analyzed by the Langmuir, Freundlich and tempkin models and the isotherm data fitted well to the Langmuir isotherm model. The extent of adsorption for both metals increased along with an increase of the WTRA dosage. The adsorption kinetics was investigated and the best fit was achieved by a first-order equation. WTRA, which is cheap and highly selective, therefore seems to be a promising substrate to entrap heavy metals in aqueous solutions.