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Hydrophobic magnetic montmorillonite composite material for the efficient adsorption and microextraction of bisphenol A from water samples


Salehinia, S and Ghoreishi, SM and Maya, F and Cerda, V, Hydrophobic magnetic montmorillonite composite material for the efficient adsorption and microextraction of bisphenol A from water samples, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 4, (4) pp. 4062-4071. ISSN 2213-3437 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jece.2016.08.007


Herein we have synthesized a novel hydrophobic magnetic montmorillonite composite for the extraction of bisphenol A (BPA) from environmental water samples. The prepared sorbent is benefited by the advantages of eco-friendly montmorillonite, quick isolation of magnetic nanoparticles and hydrophobicity of C16 functional groups. The composite material was characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of adsorption were studied by using direct fluorescence spectrophotometry. The kinetics and isotherm data can be well described by the pseudo-second-order kinetic model and the Langmuir isotherm, respectively. The maximum adsorption capacity (qm) of hydrophobic magnetic montmorillonite for BPA obtained from a Langmuir isotherm was 59.17mg/g at 298.15K. The magnetic solid-phase extraction of bisphenol A was performed, and the analyte extracted was quantified using high performance liquid chromatography. Experimental parameters such as sorbent dosage, temperature, type and volume of desorption solvent, and adsorption and desorption time were evaluated. The linearity range of the method was between 0.5200μgL−1 with a determination coefficient (R2) higher than 0.999. Relative standard deviations at two different concentration levels (50 and 200μgL−1) were in the range of 2.4% and 1.8%, respectively. The limit of detection was 0.15μgL−1 and the limit of quantitation 0.35μgL−1. Relative recoveries higher than 95% with RSDs in the range of 2.73.8% were achieved in the analysis of four different environmental water samples.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:magnetic materials, pollutant extraction, montmorillonite, C16-silica, bisphenol A, adsorption, magnetic solid-phase extraction, HPLC
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Metal organic frameworks
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Maya, F (Mr Fernando Maya Alejandro)
ID Code:127841
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2018-08-19
Last Modified:2022-08-22

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