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    • ISSN: 2010-0221
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2016 Vol.7(3): 165-168 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2016.V7.564

Kinetics Investigation of Cr(VI) Removal by Modified Perlite with Fe2O3 and MnO2 Nanomaterials

Serpil Edebali
Abstract—Novel nanocomposite adsorbents for Cr(VI) removal from aqueous solution were synthesized by modifying perlite with α-MnO2 and γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles. Nanocomposite adsorbents were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and FTIR. The adsorption capacity for Cr(VI) was found to be highly pH dependent and the adsorption kinetics followed the pseudo-second order kinetic model when compared to first-order kinetic model. The adsorption capacity was 8.64 and 7.6 mg g-1 for γ-Fe2O3 and α-MnO2 containing adsorbents as compared to very low adsorption capacity for perlite alone, confirming that these composites retain the constituent nanomaterial properties while being macroscopic particles suitable for chromium removal in water treatment.

Index Terms—Nanomaterials, Cr(VI), modification, perlite.

Serpil Edebali is with Selcuk Univeristy, Faculty of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, 42075, Konya, Turkey (e-mail:


Cite: Serpil Edebali, "Kinetics Investigation of Cr(VI) Removal by Modified Perlite with Fe2O3 and MnO2 Nanomaterials," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 165-168, 2016.

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