Fabrication of flexible graphene oxide paper-like adsorbent doped with magnetite nanoparticles for removal of dyes


Kontas Y. B., ERÇARIKCI E., ALANYALIOĞLU M.

RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES, vol.47, pp.3853-3865, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11164-021-04492-w
  • Journal Name: RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, Environment Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.3853-3865
  • Keywords: Graphene oxide paper, Adsorbent, Magnetite nanoparticles, Dye removal, COMPOSITE PAPER, EFFICIENT REMOVAL, ORGANIC-DYES, ADSORPTION, HYBRID, PERFORMANCE, POLLUTANTS, HYDROGELS, AEROGEL
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Organic dyes are used in many industries, e.g., textile, cosmetics and food. Hence, contamination of organic dyes to water sources is a critical issue. To reduce water pollution by organic dyes, we propose a paper-like adsorbent with a practical and economical production procedure. Subsequently, a flexible adsorbent was produced using a one-step approach by vacuum filtration of graphene oxide (GO) and iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe3O4-NPs) containing dispersion through a membrane and quoted as GO/Fe3O4 paper. For comparison, GO paper was also prepared using the same procedure. Both papers were characterized using UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electron diffraction X-ray analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and powder X-ray diffraction techniques. At the steady-state conditions, GO/Fe3O4 and GO papers were performed as adsorbent for cationic dyes of methylene blue, neutral red, and anionic dyes of methyl orange and fluorescein. In general, the removal efficiency of GO/Fe3O4 paper was higher than that of GO paper for adsorption of all dyes and this adsorbent revealed satisfactory adsorption properties for cationic dyes when compared to anionic dyes.