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Activated carbons for the removal of heavy metal
ions: A systematic review of recent literature
focused on lead and arsenic ions

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This work is a systematic review of the literature
over the past decade of the application of activated
carbon (microporous or mesoporous) as adsorbents
for the removal of heavy metals, focusing especially
on lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) ions from the aqueous phase.
Classical examples from our lab are also given. Activated
carbon is known to provide a high surface area for adsorption.
Generally, surface modification is typically required, such as
oxidation, treatment with ammonia or even impregnation
with ferric ion, etc. and the adsorbent material may originate
from various sources. The pristine materials, after modification
and those after batch-wise adsorption, were characterized
by available techniques (BET analysis, Fourier transform
infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy,
thermal analyses, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy).
Adsorption isotherms, thermodynamics and kinetics of
the process are also discussed. Selected studies from the
literature are examined in comparison with other adsorbents.
The role of chemistry in the metals adsorption/removal was
investigated.
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13
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1
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online
13 - 1 - 2015
accepted
19 - 9 - 2014
received
28 - 7 - 2014
Contributors
  • Division of Chemical Technology & Industrial Chemistry, Department
    of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124
    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Division of Chemical Technology & Industrial Chemistry, Department
    of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124
    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Division of Chemical Technology & Industrial Chemistry, Department
    of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124
    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Division of Chemical Technology & Industrial Chemistry, Department
    of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124
    Thessaloniki, Greece
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