CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIA DE RECURSOS MINERALES Y CERAMICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Synthesis of high-saturation magnetization composites by montmorillonite loading with hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium ions and magnetite nucleation for improved effluent sludge handling and dye removal
BARRAQUÉ F; MERCADER, R. C.; MONTES M.L.; CANDAL R; FERNANDEZ M.A; TORRES SÁNCHEZ, R.M.
APPLIED PHYSICS. A - MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PROCESSING
Lugar: Berlin; Año: 2020 vol. 126
Organomagnetic clays have been designed and synthesized from montmorillonite loaded with hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium ions ( HDTMA+), to be used in water treatment systems to minimize the direct manipulation of effluent sludge dyes. The structural, magnetic, and hyperfine properties have been determined using thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction, scanningelectron microscopy, zeta potential measurement, Mössbauer spectroscopy, and a vibrating sample magnetometer. The Methylene blue and Ponceau 4R (P4R) removal efficiency has been analyzed in batch conditions. The 58% HDTMA+- loaded composite exhibits a saturation magnetization three times higher than the composite without HDTMA+, while the surfactant incorporation improved P4R adsorption. The proper HDTMA+ loading improves the saturation magnetization and the adsorption capacity of the composites, thus yielding added-value materials from two points of view, magnetic response and dye adsorption capacity.