In this study, NiFe2O4nanoparticles (NiFe2O4NPs) were prepared through co-precipitation method and subsequently used for the removal of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions. The NiFe2O4NPs were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction spectrometry (XRD), and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area analysis. In batch tests, the effects of variables such as pH (2-10), adsorbent dose (0.006-0.08 g), contact time (0-90 minutes), and temperature (25-55 ◦C) on Co(II) ions removal were examined and optimized values were found to be 7, 0.02 g, 70 minutes, and 25 ◦C, respectively. In addition, the experimental data were fitted well to the Langmuir isotherm model and the maximum adsorption capacity was found to be 322.5 mg/g. Kinetic experiments were also conducted to determine the rate at which Co(II) ions are adsorbed onto the NiFe2O4 NPs.
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Sobhanardakani, S., & Zandipak, R. (2015). Adsorption of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions using NiFe2O4 nanoparticles. Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research, 3(3), 179-187. doi: 10.22102/jaehr.2015.40201
Soheil Sobhanardakani; Raziyeh Zandipak. "Adsorption of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions using NiFe2O4 nanoparticles". Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research, 3, 3, 2015, 179-187. doi: 10.22102/jaehr.2015.40201
Sobhanardakani, S., Zandipak, R. (2015). 'Adsorption of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions using NiFe2O4 nanoparticles', Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research, 3(3), pp. 179-187. doi: 10.22102/jaehr.2015.40201
Sobhanardakani, S., Zandipak, R. Adsorption of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions using NiFe2O4 nanoparticles. Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research, 2015; 3(3): 179-187. doi: 10.22102/jaehr.2015.40201