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Mojgan Zendehdel

Mojgan Zendehdel

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1890-0317
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 8613426000
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Polymer-Functionalized Magnetic Activated Carbon as a Novel Adsorbent for the Removal of 2,4,6-Trinitrophenol Ion From Leachate
Polymer composite · Magnetic activated carbon · Functionalized adsorbents · Kinetic model · Adsorption isotherm · 2,4,6-trinitrophenol (TNP)
Journal Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
Researchers farideh gheitasi ، shahriyar ghamami ، Mojgan Zendehdel


In this study, powdered activated carbon (PAC) was prepared from barley husk (BH) by the KOH chemical activation method. Then magnetic activated carbon modifed by polymers with diferent functional groups as a novel magnetic adsorbent (mPAC-NH@DTPA-NH2) was successfully synthesized for the removal of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol (TNP) from municipal solid waste (MSW) leachate. The prepared nanocomposite was characterized by using XRD, FTIR FE-SEM, TGA, BET, and VSM analysis. The infuences of main parameters such as pH, contact time, adsorbent dose, and initial TNP ion concentration were also investigated. The results indicated that the highest removal rate of TNP under optimum conditions of 100% was observed at pH of 2, an adsorbent dose of 0.15 mg L−1 and a concentration of 10 mg L−1 with a contact time of 60 min. The experimental adsorption data ft well to the pseudofrst-order kinetic model (R2 = 0.949) and the Langmuir isotherm equation (R2 = 0.962), and the maximum adsorption capacity of TNP was determined to be 123.45 mg g−1. The thermodynamic studies revealed that the adsorption of TNP ions is exothermic and spontaneous. Moreover, absorbent still had a high removal capacity for TNP after fve regeneration cycles. Therefore, mPAC-NH@DTPA-NH2 had excellent removal efciency for TNP ions in landfll leachate. At the same time, it could be used as a nonpolluting, outstandingly characteristic adsorbent material.