Kinetics and equilibrium studies of the adsorption of nickel (II) ions from aqueous solution onto modified natural and synthetic iron oxide

  • Authors

    • Kouoh Sone Paul-Michel Adolphe Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Inorganic Chemistry,Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé – Cameroon
    • Tagne Guy Merlain
    • Lekene Ngouateu René Blaise
    • Belibi Belibi Placide Desire
    • NdiNsami Julius
    • Kouotou Daouda
    • Ghogomu Numbonui Julius
    • Anagho Gabche Solomon
    • Ketcha Mbadcam Joseph
  • Adsorption, Iron Oxide, Synthetic Iron Oxide, Isotherm Model, Kinetic Models, Nickel(II) Ions.
  • The present paper reports on the kinetic and equilibrium studies of the adsorption of Nickel(II) ions from aqueous solution onto modified natural iron oxide (NAT) from Mbalam (East Region of Cameroon) and synthetic iron oxide (SYNTH). The parameters investigated using batch techniques include, the contact time, adsorbent mass, pH and initial metal ion concentration. The experimental results obtained showed that, the optimum pH of 6 for bothadsorbents with an equilibrium time of 30 minutes was sufficient. The kinetic data correlated well with the pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second-order kinetic models for both the adsorbents based on the correlation coefficients (R2) obtained. The adsorption processes followed both the Langmuir and the Tempkin adsorption models for the natural iron oxide, whereas the Freundlich and Tempkin adsorption models fitted well the adsorption data for the synthetic iron oxide. The maximum quantity of Nickel(II) ions adsorbed was 250 mg/g for the two adsorbents. These results revealed a high adsorption capacity of natural iron oxide which is comparable to that of synthetic iron oxide.

  • References

    1. [1] Valasange A.B., Patil V.V., Hinge V.R., More N.V. (2012), Effect of Heavy Metals Toxicity on Germination, Early Seedling Growth & Tolerance of Maize (zea ways) variety safed Ganga. Golden Research Thoughts, 1(12): 1-4.

      [2] Tsabel M., Lopez F., Perez C., Lopez-Delgado A., Alguacil F. (2005), Adsorption of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Solution with By-Products of the Steel making Industry. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 80: 1223-1229.

      [3] Hamidi A.E., Arsalane S., Halim M. (2012), Kinetics Studies of Copper Removal by Brushite Calcium Phosphate: Linear and Non-Linear Regression Comparison. E-journal of Chemistry, 9(3):1532-1542.

      [4] Shakya P.R. (2007), Nickel Adsorption by Wild Type and Nickel Resistant Isolate of Chorella SP. Pakistan Journal of Analytical Environment Chemistry, 8: 1-2.

      [5] Ferda G., Selen S.D. (2012), Adsorption study on Orange Peel: Removal of Ni (II) Ions from Aqueous Solution. African Journal of Biotechnology 11(5):1250-1258.

      [6] Madhavakrishman S., Vasagah K., Rasappan K., Syed S.P.S., Venkatesh R., Pathiabhi S. (2008), RicinusComminus Pericarp Activated Carbon Used As an Adsorbent for the Removal of Ni (II) From Aqueous Solution. E-journal of Chemistry, 5(2): 761-769.

      [7] Azizinezhad F., Shabani M. (2012), Investigation of the Surface Adsorption of Cd2+ Ions on Modified Poly Ethylene Terephthalate by the Mixture of Methyl Methacrylate Acrylic Acid Monomers. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Biological and Chemical Sciences, 3(4): 31.

      [8] Singh S., Kumer V.L., Sambi S.S., Sharma S.K. (2008), Adsorption Behavior of Ni(II) Ions from Water on Zeolite: Kinetics and Equilibrium studies. Water Resource Research, 1:1-6.

      [9] Barkhordor B., Ghiassedin M. (2004), Comparison of Langmuir and Freundlich Equilibrium in Cr, Cu, Ni Adsorption by Sargassum. Iranian Journal Environment Health Science Engineering, 1(2):58-64.

      [10] Onundi Y.B., Mamun A.A., Al Khatib M.F., Ahmed Y.M. (2010), Adsorption of Copper, Nickel and Lead Ions from Synthetic Semi-Conductor Industrial Waste Water by Palm Shell Activated Carbon. International Journal Environment Science Technology, 7(4):751-758.

      [11] Kanthimathi G., Kotte E.P., Arasu P., Govindaraj P., Kottaisamy M. (2012), A Comparative Study of the Adsorption Efficiency of the Newly Synthetic Nano Iron Oxide And Commercial Activated Charcoal Towards The Removal Of The Nickel(II)Ions. E-Journal of Chemistry, 9(4): 2384-2393.

      [12] NdiNsami J., KetchaMbadcam J. (2013), The Adsorption Efficiency of Chemically Prepared Activated Carbon from Cola Nut Shells by ZnCl2 on Methylene Blue. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Journal of Chemistry, ID 469170: 7.

      [13] Essomba J.S., NdiNsami J., BelibiBelibi P.D.,Tagne G.M., KetchaMbadcam J. (2014), Adsorption of Cadmium(II) Ions from Aqueous Solution onto Kaolinite and Metakaolinite. Pure and Applied Chemical Sciences, 2(1): 11 – 30.

      [14] Dina Joh D.D., AbdoulNtieche R., NdiNsami J., KetchaMbadcam J. (2012), Adsorption of Acetic acid onto Activated Carbons obtained from Maize cobs by Chemical Activation with Zinc chloride (ZnCl2). Research Journal of Chemical Sciences 2(9):42-49.

      [15] Tagne G.M., NDI Nsami J., KetchaMbadcam J. (2013), Adsorption of Copper(II) Ions from Aqueous Solution onto Synthetic Goethite and Two Naturally Available Red Soils from Yaoundé –Cameroon. British Biotechnology Journal 3(3): 221-235.

      [16] AnaghoGabche S., TchuifonTchuifon D.R., Ndifor-Angwafor N.G., NdiNsami J., KetchaMbadcam J., Mouminou N. (2013), Nickel Adsorption from Aqueous Solution onto Kaolinite and Metakaolinite: Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies. International Journal of Chemistry; [04] ISSN 2306-6415.

      [17] KetchaMbadcam J., AnaghoGabche S., NdiNsami J., Kammegne A.M. (2011), Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies of the Adsorption of Lead(II) Ions from Aqueous Solution onto Two Cameroon Clays: Kaolinite and Smectite. Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology 3(11): 290-297.

      [18] KetchaMbadcam J., Dongmo S., Dingka’aNdangu D. (2012), Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of the Adsorption of Nickel(II) ions from Aqueous Solutions by Smectite Clay from Sabga-Cameroon. International Journal of Current Research 4(05):162-167.

      [19] Kaur S., Pani S., Kumar R.M. (2013), Adsorption Kinetic For the Removal of Hazardous Dye Congo red by Biowaste Materials as Adsorbents. Hindawi Publishing Cooperation Journal of Chemistry: 12.

      [20] Masoomeh E., Mohammad K.A. (2013), Removal of Zinc from Aqueous Solutions by Magnetite Silica Core-Shell nanoparticles. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Journal of Chemistry. ID 787682:10.

      [21] Bhaltachouya K., Gupta S.S. (2006), Adsorption of Chromium (VI) From Water by Clays. Indian Engineering Chemical Research, 45: 7232-7240.

      [22] Elouear Z., Bouzid J., Boujelben N. (2010), Removal of Nickel and Cadmium by Sewage Sludge Ash: Study in Single and Binary Systems. World Wild Workshop for Young Environmental Scientist. Hal 00521318, p. 1-27.

      [23] KetchaMbadcam J., TchatatWouaha G.F., Hambate G.V. (2010), .Adsorption of Ferricyanide on Activated Carbon and γ -Alumina. E-journal of Chemistry 7(3):721-726.

      [24] Ghosh U.C., Bandyopadhay D., Mandal M. (2006), Hydrous Iron (III)-Tin (IV) Binary Mixed Oxide: Arsenic Adsorption Behavior from Aqueous Solution. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 41(2):198-209.

      [25] KetchaMbadcam J, Ngomo Manga H., Kouotou D., TchouaNgamou P.H. (2007), Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies of the Adsorption of Nitrate Ions in Aqueous Solutions by Activated Carbons and Zeolite. Research Journal Chemistry and Environment, 11(3), 47.

      [26] KetchaMbadcam J., BougoTchamande C. (2010), Removal of Mercury(II) Ions from Aqueous Solutions using Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) and Kaolinite Clay from Mayouom in Cameroon: Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 14 (3):60-66.

      [27] Senthil K.S., Ramaskrishman K., Gayathri R. (2010), Removal of Nickel (II) from Aqueous Solution by Ceralite IR 120 Cationic Exchange Resins. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology 5(2): 232-243.

  • Downloads

  • How to Cite

    Adolphe, K. S. P.-M., Merlain, T. G., Blaise, L. N. R., Desire, B. B. P., Julius, N., Daouda, K., Julius, G. N., Solomon, A. G., & Joseph, K. M. (2015). Kinetics and equilibrium studies of the adsorption of nickel (II) ions from aqueous solution onto modified natural and synthetic iron oxide. International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 4(3), 277-287.