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Removal of Penicillin G from aqueous solutions by a cationic surfactant modified montmorillonite

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(2019) Removal of Penicillin G from aqueous solutions by a cationic surfactant modified montmorillonite. MethodsX. pp. 1967-1973. ISSN 22150161 (ISSN)

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Nowadays, antibiotics have been found in the effluents of many pharmaceutical industries and hospitals, sanitary sewage, surface water and groundwater. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility of using Hexadecyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide modified montmorillonite (HDTMA-Mt) as an inexpensive and suitable adsorbent for the removal of Penicillin G from aqueous solutions. The experiments were conducted in a batch system. The effects of different variables including surfactant loading onto the clay, solution pH, contact time, adsorbate concentration and temperature were investigated on the removal of Penicillin G. Surface properties of the clay were evaluated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) techniques. Various isotherms (Langmuir and Freundlich) and kinetics (pseudo-first order, pseudo-second order and intraparticle diffusion models) of adsorption were studied for the data evaluation. The findings indicated that the sorption capacity of the modified clay was found to be 88.5 mg/g over 60 min contact time at pH 9. The pseudo-second kinetic (R2 = 0.999) and Freundlich isotherm (R2 = 0.915) models best fitted the experimental data of Penicillin G by the adsorbent. The negative values of ΔG at higher temperature and positive value of ΔH showed the endothermic and spontaneously sorption of the drug by the clay. It can be concluded that the modified clay can be considered as a cheap and eco-friendly sorbent for the removal of Penicillin G from water and wastewater. © 2019

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adsorption Application of removal of Penicillin G from Aqueous Solutions by a Cationic Surfactant Modified Montmorillonite Aqueous solution Montmorillonite Penicillin G
Page Range: pp. 1967-1973
Journal or Publication Title: MethodsX
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 6
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ISSN: 22150161 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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