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Removal of lead ion from aqueous solution by Metal organic Framework
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1  Iran University of Science & Technology


Since Pb(II) is one of the toxic water contamination agents, finding an efficient way to remove it from wastewater has become a serious issue in the world. Herein, a metal-organic framework, formulated as [Zn2(oba)2(bpfb)]·(DMF)5 , with amide-decorated pores was prepared to investigate its potential in Pb(II) removal performance. At first, various determining factors including pH and adsorbent dosage were optimized. Then, the MOF adsorption capacity was measured about 434.7 mg. g-1. Moreover, reusability feature and effect of competitive cations were checked. Adsorption-desorption tests showed that during three cycles, the MOF could act with favorable efficiency. Modeling calculations illustrate that pseudo-second-order and Langmuir models provide the best description for adsorption mode. Based on these models, monolayer adsorption behavior was responsible for adsorption process through chemical interaction between the analyte and the walls of MOF. Also, the possible adsorption mechanism was examined by exploiting of FTIR spectroscopy, EDS and SEM images.

Keywords: Heavy metal ions; Metal-organic frameworks; Adsorption; Langmuir; Freundlich.