Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (10): 2544-2550.doi: 10.1016/j.cjche.2019.02.021

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Removal of hexavalent chromium in soil by lignin-based weakly acidic cation exchange resin

Nawei Chen, Guo Qiu, Chongpin Huang, Li Liu, Guangchao Li, Biaohua Chen   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2018-11-30 Revised:2019-02-21 Online:2019-10-28 Published:2020-01-17
  • Contact: Chongpin Huang
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21476021).

Abstract: The adsorption of Cr(VI) from soil onto lignin-based weakly acidic cation exchange resin (LBR) has been investigated. Lignin is a three-dimensional amorphous polymer composed of methoxylated phenylpropane units. The unique structure and chemical properties render the lignin suitable for the remediation of hexavalent chromium in the soil. Soil column leaching experiments were conducted to optimize the adsorption conditions. The effects of contact time, pH, adsorbent dosage and temperature on the adsorption of Cr(VI) onto the LBR have been investigated. Experiment data were then correlated with Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms. The Langmuir isotherm model fits the experimental data better than the Freundlich isotherm. It was found that the LBR has a high adsorption capability for Cr(VI) (3.95 mg·g-1) with a removal rate of 91.9%. Thus, LBR can serve as a good absorbent for the reduction of the concentration of Cr(VI) in soil.