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AuthorAl-Ghouti M.A.
AuthorDa’ana D.
AuthorAbu-Dieyeh M.
AuthorKhraisheh M.
Available date2020-04-01T06:50:39Z
Publication Date2019
Publication NameScientific Reports
ISSN20452322
URIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51594-y
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/13587
AbstractThe current work presented here focuses on the remediation of mercury from water using modified low-cost materials. Modified date pits, low cost, minimal pretreatment steps and locally abundant agricultural waste materials were effectively employed as an adsorbent for remediating Hg2+ from aqueous media. Physical and chemical modification were developed such as thermal roasting (RDP), sulfur (SMRDP) and silane (SIMRDP) based modifications. Results showed that maximum adsorption by RDP was at pH 6, AC and both modifications was at pH 4. Furthermore, RDP has exothermic adsorption mechanism while AC, SMRDP, and SIMRDP have endothermic. All adsorbents except SIMRDP have spontaneous adsorption process. SEM analysis showed that the surface morphology of RDP was not significantly affected by different treatments while surface of AC was affected. The investigation for good adsorbents for Hg2+ uptake from different anthropogenic sources has been carried out by many investigators worldwide towards having a safe environment. In the current study, the highest Hg2+ adsorption of SMRDP was relatively high compared to other known adsorbents. - 2019, The Author(s).
SponsorThis paper was made possible by UREP grant # (17-066-1-004) from the Qatar national research fund (a member of Qatar foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the author(s). The authors would like to thank the Environmental Science Center – Qatar University in analyzing mercury ions in the samples, and the Central Laboratory Unit at Qatar University for performing the FTIR and SEM for the samples. The authors would also thank Dr Basem Shomar, Ms. Fatma Fahraei, Ms. Mariem Safi, Ms. Sana Khan, Ms. Maymoona Ayesh, and Ms. Haya Alduroobi for their participation in this UREP project. Special thanks to Mr. M. Y. Ashfaq for his efforts in reading the final version of the manuscript. The publication of this article was funded by the Qatar National Library.
Languageen
PublisherNature Publishing Group
SubjectEnvironmental impact
SubjectPollution remediation
TitleAdsorptive removal of mercury from water by adsorbents derived from date pits
TypeArticle
Issue Number1
Volume Number9


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