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Title: Effects of adsorbent dose, its particle size and initial arsenic concentration on the removal of arsenic, iron and manganese from simulated ground water by Fe3+ impregnated activated carbon
Authors: Mondal P.
Majumder C.B.
Mohanty B.
Published in: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Abstract: This paper presents the observations of the study on arsenic removal from a contaminated ground water (simulated) by adsorption onto Fe3+ impregnated granular activated carbon (GAC-Fe). Fe2+, Fe3+ and Mn2+ have also been considered along with arsenic species in the water sample. Similar study has also been done with untreated granular activated carbon (GAC) for comparison. The effects of adsorbent dose, particle size of adsorbent and initial arsenic concentration on the removal of As(T), As(III), As(V), Fe2+, Fe3+ and Mn2+ have been discussed. Under the experimental conditions, the optimum adsorbent doses for GAC-Fe and GAC have been found to be 8 g/l and 24 g/l, respectively with an agitation time of 15 h. Particle size of the adsorbents (both GAC and GAC-Fe) has shown negligible effect on the removal of arsenic and Fe species. However, for Mn removal the effect of adsorbent particle size is comparatively more. Percentage removal of As(T), As(V) and As(III) increase with the decrease in initial arsenic concentration (As0). However, the increase in percentage removal of all the arsenic species with decrease in As0 are less for higher value of As0 (3000-500 ppb) than those of the lower value of As0 (500-10 ppb). The % removal of As(T), As(III), As(V), Fe, and Mn were ?95%, 92.4%, 97.6%, 99% and 41.2%, respectively when 8 g/l GAC-Fe was used at the As0 value of 200 ppb. However, for GAC these values were ?55.5%, 44%, 71%, 98% and 97%. The pH and temperature of the study were 7 ± 0.1 and 30 ± 1 °C, respectively. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Citation: Journal of Hazardous Materials (2008), 150(3): 695-702
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.05.040
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2149
Issue Date: 2008
Keywords: Adsorption
Arsenic
GAC
Iron impregnated activated carbon
Manganese
Surface modified adsorbent
ISSN: 3043894
Author Scopus IDs: 57200197409
36793883100
57211010484
Author Affiliations: Mondal, P., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667 Uttranchal, India
Majumder, C.B., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667 Uttranchal, India
Mohanty, B., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667 Uttranchal, India
Funding Details: Facilities provided by IIT Roorkee and financial support provided by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, under grant no. MHR-187-CHD is greatly acknowledged.
Corresponding Author: Majumder, C.B.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667 Uttranchal, India; email: chandfch@iitr.ernet.in
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