Article
  • Adsorption of Cr(VI) from Aqueous Solutions Using Algerian Pinus Halepensis Tannin Foam
  • Zeyneb Hamadi*,**,† , Rabah Chaid*, Mohammed Kebir**,***, Siham Amirou****, Hisham Essawy*****, and Antonio Pizzi****

  • *Faculty of engineering, Research Unit Materials, Processes and Environment URMPE, University M’hamed Bougara of Boumerdes/FSI, Frantz Fanon City, Indépendance Avenue 35000 Boumerdes, Algeria
    **Research Unit on Analysis and Technological Development in Environment (URA-DTE/ CRAPC),
    BP 384, 42000 Bou-Ismail, Tipaza. Algeria
    ***Laboratory of Reaction Engineering, FGMGP/USTHB, BP 32, 16111 Algiers, Algeria
    ****LERMAB, University of Lorraine, EA 4370, 27 rue Philippe Séguin, BP 21042, 88051 Epinal cedex 9, France
    *****Department of Polymers and Pigments, National Research Centre, Dokki 12622, Cairo, Egypt

  • 알제리 Pinus Halepensis Tannin Foam을 이용한 수용액에서의 Cr(VI) 흡착
Abstract

In this study, new adsorbent tannin foam was prepared from Algerian natural pinus halepensis tannin (APTF). The prepared material has been used as an efficient and environmentally friendly adsorbent to remove chromium (Cr(VI)), which is considered as the most toxic pollutant in wastewater. The different features of the adsorbent in terms of the structural and morphological characteristics were studied. The impact of different factors on the adsorption process, such as pH, adsorbent mass, initial Cr(VI) concentration, and temperature, was investigated. The data obtained from the Cr(VI) adsorption revealed an improvement of the removal efficiency with increasing the adsorbent dose, the pH had a notable effect on Cr(VI) adsorption capacity, whereas the effectiveness decreased by rising the initial metal concentration. In addition, it was observed that adsorption efficiency enhanced with increasing temperature, indicating that the adsorption was endothermic and spontaneous in nature. Moreover, the results were best represented by the pseudo-second order kinetic model and the Langmuir isotherm model (qm = 400 mg·g-1) at 293 °K and pH ~2.


Keywords: adsorption, foam, Cr(VI), isotherms, kinetics

  • Polymer(Korea) 폴리머
  • Frequency : Bimonthly(odd)
    ISSN 0379-153X(Print)
    ISSN 2234-8077(Online)
    Abbr. Polym. Korea
  • 2018 Impact Factor : 0.500
  • Indexed in SCIE

This Article

  • 2020; 44(4): 425-435

    Published online Jul 25, 2020

  • 10.7317/pk.2020.44.4.425
  • Received on Jan 5, 2020
  • Revised on Mar 19, 2020
  • Accepted on Mar 25, 2020

Correspondence to

  • Zeyneb Hamad
  • *Faculty of engineering, Research Unit Materials, Processes and Environment URMPE, University M’hamed Bougara of Boumerdes/FSI, Frantz Fanon City, Indépendance Avenue 35000 Boumerdes, Algeria
    **Research Unit on Analysis and Technological Development in Environment (URA-DTE/ CRAPC), 
    BP 384, 42000 Bou-Ismail, Tipaza. Algeria

  • E-mail: zeynebdely@gmail.com