Turkish Journal of Chemistry




The magnetic mesoporous silica material, Mag-MCM-41, was synthesized by coating magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles with a mesoporous material called MCM-41. Mag-MCM-41 and modified nanomaterials Mag-MCM-41-NN and Mag-MCM-41-NN-Fe+3 which were modified with aminopropyl functional groups. In water and wastewater, phosphate anions are considered significant contaminants due to their detrimental impact on the environment. They promote the growth of algae, leading to eutrophication. The purpose of this study is to investigate the removal of phosphate anions from aqueous solutions using modified magnetic silica particles. The Mag-MCM-41 material exhibits hexagonal properties and belongs to the class of “mesoporous” materials. It has a surface area of 923 m2.g–1, which was determined through N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms, FTIR, TEM, BET, and SAXS analysis. Kinetic and adsorption isotherm studies were conducted using Mag-MCM-41, Mag-MCM-41-NN, and Mag-MCM-41-NN-Fe+3 adsorbents to examine the behavior of phosphate anions. The kinetic and adsorption isotherm studies of phosphate anions revealed that the adsorption process on Mag-MCM-41, Mag-MCM-41-NN, and Mag-MCM-41-NN-Fe+3 adsorbents followed the chemical adsorption mechanism. Phosphate adsorption on all adsorbents occurred in a monolayer, and the MCM-41-NN-Fe+3 adsorbent exhibited the highest maximum adsorption capacity (qm) value of 112.87 mg.g–1 compared to the other adsorbents.


Magnetic mesoporous material, modified MCM-41 absorbent, phosphate ion adsorption, absorption isotherm and kinetics

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