Kinetics of sorptive removal of chromium(VI) from aqueous solutions by calcined Mg-Al-CO(3) hydrotalcite.Water Res. 2003 Jul; 37(12):2875-82.WR
The sorptive removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solutions by calcined Mg-Al-CO(3) hydrotalcite was investigated in a batch mode. The influence of agitation speed, solution pH, initial chromium concentration, sorbent concentration and temperature has been tested in kinetic runs. Three kinetic models have been evaluated to fit the experimental data: the pseudo-first order, the modified-second order and the Elovich equation. It was shown that the first-order model could best describe the sorption kinetics. A Freundlich isotherm was used to fit equilibrium experiments. Hydrotalcite presents a sorption capacity of approximately 120 mg Cr/g, under the investigated experimental conditions. The calculated activation energy for process studied was around 40 kJ/mol.