Na-montmorillonite (Na-Mont) and organic montmorillonite modified by cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB-Mont) and tetramethylammonium bromide (TMAB-Mont) were prepared as adsorbents to remove organic contaminants from 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) red water. The characterizations of the samples were performed with X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The adsorption capacity of CTAB-Mont (15.9 mg/g) was much larger than Na-Mont (0.26 mg/g) and TMAB-Mont (1.7 mg/g). Langmuir isotherm and the pseudo-second-order kinetic models fitted the experimental results well. The main factor in the adsorption promotion was the distribution phase in the interlayer of CTAB-Mont. The arrangement of molecules analyzed by molecular simulation corresponded to the experimental data and supported the adsorption mechanism.
Modification of a Na-montmorillonite with quaternary ammonium salts and its application for organics removal from TNT red water
Qian Zhang, Zilin Meng, Yihe Zhang, Guocheng Lv, Fengzhu Lv, Limei Wu; Modification of a Na-montmorillonite with quaternary ammonium salts and its application for organics removal from TNT red water. Water Sci Technol 1 May 2014; 69 (9): 1798–1804. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2014.039
Download citation file: