Application of iron-modified biochar for arsenite removal and toxicity reduction

Jiwon Kim, Jinyoung Song, Seung Mok Lee, Jinho Jung

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In the present study, the Miscanthus biochar was modified with amorphous iron (hydr)oxide to remove arsenite. The kinetic study indicated the chemical adsorption of arsenite on the iron-modified biochar. Additionally, the iron-modified biochar exhibited similar or higher adsorption of arsenite (56.06 and 47.90 mg/g Fe for powder and beads, respectively) than previously reported composites. Moreover, the leached arsenite concentration from both the adsorbents was less than 2.02 mg/L, which was not acutely toxic to Daphnia magna. Considering that it is not easy and safe to use adsorbents in powder form, the iron-modified biochar beads can be a promising adsorbent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 25

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  • Acute toxicity
  • Adsorption
  • Arsenic
  • Biochar
  • Iron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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