Performance of magnesium oxide-coated bentonite in removal process of copper ions from aqueous solution

Eren E., Tabak A., Eren B.

DESALINATION, vol.257, pp.163-169, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 257
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.desal.2010.02.028
  • Journal Name: DESALINATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-169
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the adsorption of Cu(II) ions from aqueous solution on modified Unye bentonite. Adsorption of Cu(II) ions by magnesium oxide-coated bentonite (MCB) sample was investigated as a function of the initial Cu (II) concentration, solution pH, ionic strength, temperature and inorganic ligands (Cl-, SO42-, and HPO42-). Changes in the surfaces and structure were characterized by means of XRD and N-2 gas adsorption data. The Langmuir monolayer adsorption capacity of MCB in 0.1 M KNO3 solution was estimated as 58.44 mg/g. Delta G, Delta H and Delta S values were evaluated for MCB to be -9.50 kJ/mol (at 303 K), 43.81 kJ/mol and 175.85 J/mol K. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.