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Volume 333, 2021The 18th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2019)
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|Published online||08 January 2021|
Adsorption Properties of Au(III) and Cu(II) from Aqueous Solution Using Chemically Treated Sheep Wool
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Agriculture and Engineering, University of Miyazaki, 1-1 Gakuenkibanadai-nishi, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan
2 Faculty of Engineering, University of Miyazaki, 1-1 Gakuenkibanadai-nishi, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan
3 School of Arts and Sciences, National University of Mongolia, University Street-1, Ulaanbaatar 14201, Mongolia
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Au(III) and Cu(II) adsorption from aqueous solution were carried out using sheep wools with chemical treatments, by NaOH, Na2S, NaHSO3, and NaBH4 aqueous solution. The fibrous wool was transformed into a film like structures after the chemical treatment using Na2S. The sheep wool and the chemically treated sheep wool adsorbed selectively Au(III) from Au-Cu binary aqueous solution and the presence of copper ion had no effect on the Au(III) adsorption. Au(III) adsorbed substantially at low pH range. The kinetic experimental data fitted well with the pseudo-second-order kinetic model and the adsorption amount of Au(III) increased with time and reached a plateau after 12 h. The kinetic analysis suggests that rate determining step of Au adsorption would be chemisorption due to the formation of a monolayer on the wool surface. Sheep wool is a low cost, eco-friendly material, and has a high capacity of adsorption, and could be used as a biosorbent for precious and heavy metals by modification of appropriate chemical treatment.
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