Efficient and selective removal of SeVI and AsV mixed contaminants from aqueous media by montmorillonite-nanoscale zero valent iron nanocomposite

Suazo-Hernández, Jonathan and Manquián-Cerda, Karen and de la Luz Mora, María and Molina-Roco, Mauricio and Angélica Rubio, María and Sarkar, Binoy and Bolan, Nanthi and Arancibia-Miranda, Nicolás (2021) Efficient and selective removal of SeVI and AsV mixed contaminants from aqueous media by montmorillonite-nanoscale zero valent iron nanocomposite. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 403: 123639. ISSN 0304-3894

[thumbnail of Suazo-Hernández_HAZMAT_nZVI-mont]
Text (Suazo-Hernández_HAZMAT_nZVI-mont)
Suazo_Hern_ndez_HAZMAT_nZVI_mont.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.

Download (1MB)


Nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) and NZVI supported onto montmorillonite (NZVI-Mt) were synthetized and used in this study to remove SeVI and AsV from water in mono- and binary-adsorbate systems. The adsorption kinetics and isotherm data for SeVI and AsV were adequately described by the pseudo-second-order (PSO) (r2>0.94) and Freundlich (r2>0.93) equations. Results from scanning electron microscopy showed that the dimension of the NZVI immobilized on the Mt was smaller than pure NZVI. Using 0.05 g of adsorbent and an initial 200 mg L−1 AsV and SeVI concentration, the maximum adsorption capacity (qmax) and partition coefficient (PC) for AsV on NZVI-Mt in monocomponent system were 54.75 mg g-1 and 0.065 mg g-1·μM-1, which dropped respectively to 49.91 mg g-1 and 0.055 mg g-1·μM-1 under competitive system. For SeVI adsorption on NZVI-Mt in monocomponent system, qmax and PC were 28.63 mg g-1 and 0.024 mg g-1·μM-1, respectively. Values of qmax and PC were higher for NZVI-Mt than NZVI and montmorillonite, indicating that the nanocomposite contained greater adsorption sites for removing both oxyanions, but with a marked preference for AsV. Future research should evaluate the effect of different operational variables on the removal efficiency of both oxyanions by NZVI-Mt.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Hazardous Materials
Additional Information:
This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Hazardous Materials. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Hazardous Materials, 403, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123639
Uncontrolled Keywords:
?? environmental chemistrypollutionenvironmental engineeringhealth, toxicology and mutagenesiswaste management and disposal ??
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
10 Aug 2020 15:45
Last Modified:
23 Feb 2024 01:08