CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIA DE RECURSOS MINERALES Y CERAMICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Carbon/montmorillonite hybrids with different activation methods: adsorption of norfloxacin
ZELAYA SOULÉ, MARÍA EMILIA; TORRES SÁNCHEZ, ROSA M.; BARRAQUÉ, FACUNDO; FERNÁNDEZ, MARIELA A.; FLORES, FEDERICO MANUEL; ZELAYA SOULÉ, MARÍA EMILIA; TORRES SÁNCHEZ, ROSA M.; BARRAQUÉ, FACUNDO; FERNÁNDEZ, MARIELA A.; FLORES, FEDERICO MANUEL
ADSORPTION-JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ADSORPTION SOCIETY
Año: 2019 vol. 25 p. 1361 - 1373
Within the group of emerging pollutants, antibiotics have raised scientific concern due to, among others, their negative influence on the health of living beings. To investigate the adsorption capacity of the antibiotic norfloxacin (NFX), in this work carbon/montmorillonite hybrid materials (MD) obtained by hydrothermal synthesis using dextrose as carbon source, with acid and thermal activation methods, as well as some precursor materials, were deeply characterized. The characterization results of MD showed the presence of carbon at both the interlayer and external surfaces of montmorillonite (M), with an increase of more than three times in the specific surface area and also in the negative surface electrical charge with respect to M sample. The MD materials assayed were effective (around 40%) to remove NFX from aqueous medium at pH 7, the removal efficiency being within that of the M (75?99%) and hydrothermal carbon (5%) samples. The XRD and zeta potential values of NFX adsorbed products indicated that, while in M sample the interlayer is the preferential adsorbing surface, for the MD material assayed (activated with higher acid concentration) the external surface would be the more active.