A magnetic Fe3O4/GO composite with potential for rapid solid-liquid separation through a magnetic field was synthesized using GO (graphene oxide) and Fe3O4 (ferriferous oxide). Characterization of Fe3O4/GO used scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FT-IR). Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM). A number of factors such as pH, and coexisting ions on adsorbent dose were tested in a series of batch experiments. The results showed that GO and Fe3O4 are strongly integrated. For pH values in the range of 3.0~9.0, the removal efficiency of Sb(III) using the synthesized Fe3O4/GO remained high (95%). The adsorption showed good fit to a pseudo-second-order and Langmiur model, with the maximum adsorption capacity of 9.59 mg/g was maintained across pH 3.0-9.0. Thermodynamic parameters revealed that the adsorption process was spontaneous and endothermic. Analysis by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) showed that the adsorption process is accompanied by a redox reaction.
- Ferriferous oxide
- Graphene oxide
- Magnetic separation
Xiuzhen, Y., Tengzhi, Z., Ren, B., Zhou, S., & Hursthouse, A. (2017). Synthesis, characterization, and adsorptive properties of Fe3O4/GO nano-composites for antimony removal. Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, 2017, . https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3012364