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Title: Hydrogen Phosphate Anions Modified Hydrogen Titanate Nanotubes for Methylene Blue Adsorption From Aqueous Solution: Validating Novel Method of Predicting Adsorption Capacity
Authors: Manu Jose
Harsha, N
Suhailath, K
Peer Mohamed, A
Shukla, S
Keywords: Adsorption
Advanced oxidation process
Hydrogen peroxide
Equilibrium isotherm
Methylene blue
Issue Date: Mar-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 4(1):1295-1307
Abstract: A new method for predicting the adsorption capacity of pure hydrogen titanate (H2Ti3O7) nanotubes (HTN) via one-step dye-removal method of chemically-activated catalytic process conducted in the dark has been recently demonstrated. In this work, hydrogen phosphate anions (HPO42−) modified H2Ti3O7 nanotubes (HP-HTN) have been synthesized via the hydrothermal treatment of sol–gel derived titanyl phosphate (TiP2O7)/phosphate (PO43−) ions modified nanocrystalline anatase-titania (TiO2). The methylene blue (MB) adsorption capacity of HP-HTN has been determined to be 139 mg g−1 which is higher than that (105–121 mg g−1) of pure HTN. It has been demonstrated that HP-HTN can decompose the MB dye in an aqueous solution via the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) activation. It is observed that the HP-HTN exhibit higher dye-decomposition rate-capacity compared with that of pure-HTN. The maximum MB dye-removal rate-capacity of 194 and 393 mg g−1 h−1 has been determined at the initial H2O2 concentration of 3 and 15 wt%. The HP-HTN exhibit a perfect liner relationship (slope and regression correlation coefficient, <r2>, values of 17 mg g−1 h−1 wt%−1 and 0.999) between the maximum MB dye-removal rate-capacity as a function of initial H2O2 concentration which strongly supports the new method for the prediction of adsorption capacity via the one-step dye-removal method of chemically-activated catalytic process conducted in the dark.
ISSN: 2213-3437
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