Prof. Du’s article entitled “Highly efficient removal of As(V) with modified electrolytic manganese residues (M-EMRs) as a novel adsorbent” was published in Journal of Alloys and Compound. Graduated studuent Jirong Lan and Yan Sun are the first authors of the article.
Abstract: In this research, electrolytic manganese residues (EMRs) modified by NaOH, ultrasonic etching and microwave-assisted heating treatment (called M-EMRs hereafter) were used as a novel adsorbent to remove Arsenic (V) [As(V)] from synthetic wastewater. Results showed that M-EMRs were of nanosheet structure in sizes of about 100-300 nm; the percentage of Fe and Mn on the surface of M-EMRs increased, and Fe and Mn existed in the forms of FeS, FeOOH, Fe3O4, and MnO2. The As(V) concentration in the liquid decreased from 50 to 0.038 mg/L. The maximum adsorption capacity of E-EMRs for As(V) was 23.96 mg/g. The presence of low concentration of salt such as NaCl, Na2CO3, Na2HPO4, and Na2SO4 showed limited inhibition on the adsorption of As(V). Moreover, M-EMRs could be regenerated with 3% NaOH solution and reused for 5 times. Preliminary analysis indicates the application potential of M-EMRs in As-contaminated industrial wastewater.
Link of paper via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925838819332190