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Boosted Cr(VI) sorption coupled reduction from aqueous solution using quaternized algal/alginate@PEI beads

Abstract : APEI beads (algal/alginate-PEI) were quaternized for enhancing the sorption of Cr(VI) (Q-APEI). The readily reduction of Cr(VI) into Cr(III) in acidic solution and in the presence of organic material constitute an additional phenomenon to be taken into account for the removal of Cr(VI) by Q-APEI. The optimal pH value for both the sorption and reduction of Cr(VI) was close to 2. The sorption isotherm was well described by the Sips model in batch system; the experimental maximum Cr(VI) sorption capacity of Q-APEI was 334 mg Cr(VI) g−1, including a reduction yield close to 25%. The pseudo-second-order kinetic model (PSORE) and the Yan model fit the uptake kinetics and breakthrough curves, in a fixed-bed system with circulation or single-path modes, respectively. The mechanism of reduction-assisted sorption allows boosting the global removal of chromate. Furthermore, the testing of Cr(VI) for three successive sorption and desorption cycles shows the remarkable stability of the sorbent for Cr(VI) removal. The Cr(VI) sorption coupled reduction mechanism and interactions between the sorbent and Cr(VI) were further explained using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS).
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Yue Zhang, Yayuan Mo, Vincent Thierry, Catherine Faur, Guibal Eric. Boosted Cr(VI) sorption coupled reduction from aqueous solution using quaternized algal/alginate@PEI beads. Chemosphere, Elsevier, 2021, 281, pp.130844. ⟨10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130844⟩. ⟨hal-03241019⟩



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