Sorption and reduction of chromium ions by the chelating ion exchanger Diaion CR20
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University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska
Grzegorz Wójcik   

University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska
Publication date: 2019-09-09
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2019;55(6):1382–1393
The chelating ion exchanger Diaion CR20 was applied for removal of chromium(VI) ions in the pH range from 1.5 to 10 and in the presence of 1 M H2SO4. The speciation analysis was used to predict the reduction process. Reduction of chromium(VI) to chromium(III) was observed during the chromium(VI) ions sorption. The kinetic parameters for the pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second- order, Elovich and intraparticle diffusion models were calculated. The most common three isotherm models: Freundlich, Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich were used to describe chromium(VI) uptake. It was proved that the polyamine groups present in selected ion exchanger are able to sorb both chromium(VI) and (III) ions. The maximal sorption capacity towards chromium(VI) ions was estimated at pH 1.5 – 169.49 mg Cr(VI)/g and 159.31 mg Cr(VI)/g in 1 M H2SO4. Both static and column methods were used in the investigations.