Commercial hydroxyapatite powders for lead removal from aqueous solution

C. C. Negrila, S. L. Iconaru, M. Motelica-Heino, R. Guegan, G. Predoi, F. Barbuceanu, R. V. Ghita, C. C. Petre, G. Jiga, M. L. Badea, A. M. Prodan, D. Predoi

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Abstract

Nowadays, the advances in materials science have created the possibility of using nanomaterials as adsorbents in environmental technologies. This study is focused on the evaluation of C-HAp powders capacity in lead ions removal from contaminated solutions. The C-HAp powders after removal of lead (Pb2+) ions from contaminated water were characterized by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). The presence of lead in the hydroxyapatite powders after removal experiments was observed in the XPS general spectrum and also in the EDX spectra. In addition, the AAS studies revealed that the C-HAp powders possess a high affinity towards lead ions with an effective removal rate of 80% for an initial lead concentration of 20 mg·L-1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Aerospace to Nanotechnology
EditorsDomenico Acierno, Luigi Grassia, Alberto D'Amore
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416970
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 11
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology - Ischia, Naples, Italy
Duration: 2018 Jun 172018 Jun 21

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1981
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other9th International Conference on Times of Polymers and Composites: From Aerospace to Nanotechnology
CountryItaly
CityIschia, Naples
Period18/6/1718/6/21

Keywords

  • aqueous solutions
  • hydroxyapatite
  • lead removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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