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Graphene Oxide Adsorption Enhanced by Attapulgite to Remove Pb (II) from Aqueous Solution

School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou 730070, China
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(7), 1390;
Received: 9 March 2019 / Revised: 25 March 2019 / Accepted: 28 March 2019 / Published: 2 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Approaches for Drinking- and Waste-Water Treatment)
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To improve the adsorption and separation efficiency of lead-containing wastewater by graphene oxide (GO), attapulgite (ATP) was used through a simple hydrothermal reaction. The prepared GO was characterized by SEM, TEM, FTIR, and XPS. The adsorption properties of the prepared GO were investigated. The maximum adsorption capacity of Pb2+ on as-prepared GO at pH 5 and 25 °C was 450.9 mg/g. It is concluded that the as-prepared GO can be used as a high-efficiency adsorbent for lead-containing wastewater. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene oxide; attapulgite; lead ion; adsorption graphene oxide; attapulgite; lead ion; adsorption

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Wei, B.; Cheng, X.; Wang, G.; Li, H.; Song, X.; Dai, L. Graphene Oxide Adsorption Enhanced by Attapulgite to Remove Pb (II) from Aqueous Solution. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 1390.

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