Performance Differences of Hexavalent Chromium Adsorbents Caused by Graphene Oxide Drying Process

Jin Hyeong Lee, Hee Gon Kim, Jung Hyun Lee, So Hye Cho, Kyung Won Jung, Seung Yong Lee, Jae Woo Choi

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In this study, the influence of drying conditions on amine (−NH3) functionalization of graphene oxide (GO) was evaluated, and the hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) adsorption efficiency of the prepared materials was compared. 3-[2-(2-aminoehtylamino) ethylamino]propyl-trimethoxysilane (3N) was used for amine functionalization. The synthesized materials were analyzed by SEM, BET, TGA, XPS, and EA. TGA results showed that the solution-GO (SGO) was functionalized by more 3N molecules than freeze-dried GO (FDGO) and oven-dried GO (ODGO). Additionally, XPS analysis also showed that the ratio of N/C and Si/C was relatively high in SGO than FDGO and ODGO. The maximum adsorption capacity of SGO, FDGO, and ODGO for Cr(VI) was 258.48, 212.46, and 173.45 mg g−1, respectively. These results indicate that it is better to use SGO without drying processes for efficient amine functionalization and Cr(VI) removal. However, when the drying process is required, freeze-drying is better than oven-drying.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4882
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 1

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