Zhaokun Luan

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Adsorption thermodynamics of Pb2+ on carbon nanotubes has been studied at various temperatures of 280, 298 and 321 K and the thermodynamic parameters, such as equilibrium constant (K0), standard free energy changes (DeltaG0), standard enthalpy change (DeltaH0) and standard entropy change (DeltaS0), have been obtained. A pseudo-second-order rate model has(More)
The effect of acidification and heat treatment of raw red mud (RM) and fly ash (FA) on the sorption of phosphate was studied in parallel experiments. The result shows that a higher efficiency of phosphate removal was acquired by the activated samples than by the raw ones. The sample prepared by using the RM stirred with 0.25 M HCl for 2h (RM0.25), as well(More)
The as-grown CNTs and graphitized CNTs were used as adsorbents to remove 1,2-dichlorobenzene from water. The experiments demonstrate that it takes only 40 min for CNTs to attain equilibrium and the adsorption capacity of asgrown and graphitized CNTs is 30.8 and 28.7 mg/g, respectively, from a 20 mg/l solution. CNTs can be used as adsorbents in a wide pH(More)
Arsenite (As(III)) and arsenate (As(V)) removal by direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) were investigated with self-made polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membranes in the present work. Permeability and ion rejection efficiency of the membrane were tested before the arsenic removal experiments. A maximum permeate flux 20.90 kg/m(2)h was obtained, and(More)
The purpose of the work is to study the adsorption of phosphate on red mud from aqueous solutions using 2(3) full factorial designs. The important parameters, which affect the removal efficiency of phosphate and final pH of solution (pH(f)), such as phosphate concentration, initial pH of solution (pH(i)) and the red mud dosage were investigated. The effects(More)
In this work, the adsorption features of montmorillonite and the magnetic properties of Cu(II)/Fe(III) oxides were combined in a material to produce magnetic adsorbent, which can be separated from the medium by a simple magnetic process after adsorption. The magnetic material is effective for the removal of humic acid. At pH 6.1, 96% removal was observed(More)
Ferrous based red mud sludge (FRS) which combined the iron-arsenic co-precipitation and the high arsenic adsorption features was developed aimed at low arsenic water treatment in rural areas. Arsenic removal studies shown that FRS in dosage of 0.2 or 0.3g/l can be used effectively to remove arsenic from aqueous solutions when initial As(V) concentration was(More)
It has been discovered previously that clay minerals may have a greater potential for sorption of pesticides. In this paper, the sorption of endrin, a nonionic persistent organochlorine pesticide, to montmorillonite and kaolinite was investigated. The effect of pH, ionic strength on the sorption was studied. The effect of intercalation of hydroxyl aluminium(More)
Red mud (RM), a waste tailing from alumina production, was modified with FeCl(3) for the removal of arsenate from water. The RM and modified red mud (MRM) were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) microanalysis. Adsorption of arsenate on modified red mud (MRM) was studied as a function of time, pH, and(More)
A two-stage UASB reactor was employed to pretreat acrylic fiber manufacturing wastewater. Mesophilic operation (35 ± 0.5°C) was performed with hydraulic retention time (HRT) varied between 28 and 40 h. Mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) in the reactor was maintained about 8000 mg/L. The results showed COD and sulfate removal could be kept at 51% and 75%,(More)