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  • 1 Xi’an University of Technology Key Laboratory of Norhwest Water Rwsources and Enviromental Ecology of Education Ministry Xi’an 710048 People’s Republic of China
  • | 2 ShaoXing University School of Life Science ShaoXing Zhejiang 312000 People’s Republic of China
  • | 3 Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells P.O. Box 1126 230031 Hefei People’s Republic of China
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In this work, sorption of Ni(II) from aqueous solution to goethite as a function of various water quality parameters and temperature was investigated. The results indicated that the pseudo-second-order rate equation fitted the kinetic sorption well. The sorption of Ni(II) to goethite was strongly dependent on pH and ionic strength. A positive effect of HA/FA on Ni(II) sorption was found at pH < 8.0, whereas a negative effect was observed at pH > 8.0. The Langmuir, Freundlich, and D-R models were applied to simulate the sorption isotherms at three different temperatures of 293.15 K, 313.15 K and 333.15 K. The thermodynamic parameters (ΔH0, ΔS0 and ΔG0) were calculated from the temperature dependent sorption, and the results indicated that the sorption was endothermic and spontaneous. At low pH, the sorption of Ni(II) was dominated by outer-sphere surface complexation or ion exchange with Na+/H+ on goethite surfaces, whereas inner-sphere surface complexation was the main sorption mechanism at high pH.

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