Application of Pyrolox sorbent for vanadium(V) ions removal
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University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska
Grzegorz Wójcik   

University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska
Publication date: 2022-04-03
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2022;58(2):147974
The sorption of vanadium(V) ions from acidic solutions using the Pyrolox sorbent was studied at varying ions concentrations, pH, contact time and temperature. The investigated ions were determined by means of graphite-furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GF-AAS). The sorption capacity of vanadium(V) ions was examined in the pH range 2-10. The adsorption capacities of vanadium(V) ions depend on the pH values. Therefore, the initial pH 2 of vanadium(V) results in the highest adsorption capacities. The sorption vanadium(V) kinetics was investigated. The experimental data were analyzed using the pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order forms, Elovich, and intra-particle diffusion models. The kinetics of vanadium(V) sorption is described by the pseudo-first-order in the best way. The results indicate the endothermic process of V(V) ions sorption. The presented results of vanadium ions recovery from the solutions obtained as a result of spent catalysts leaching indicate the possibility of vanadium recovery.