MSA  Vol.2 No.4 , April 2011
Characterization and Application of Adsorption Material with Hematite and Polystyrene
ABSTRACT
In this study, a three-dimensional ordered macroporous hematite was prepared using the polystyrene colloid crystal templates and characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, and nitrogen adsorption isotherm. The as-prepared hematite shows a porous structure consisting of the macropores about 200 nm in diameter and the walls about 20 nm in thickness. The adsorption of Pb2+ and Cd2+ ions in aqueous solution by this hematite was also evaluated. At room temperature, each gram hematite adsorbs 12.5 mg of Pb2+ ions and 7.0 mg of Cd2+ ions. The results suggest that the obtained hematite should be a promising adsorbent to remove Pb2+ and Cd2+ ions, and other heavy metal ions from aqueous solution.

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nullD. He, Y. Xiao, D. Liang, H. Zhou, L. Du and L. Liu, "Characterization and Application of Adsorption Material with Hematite and Polystyrene," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 215-219. doi: 10.4236/msa.2011.24027.
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