Characterization of adsorption of aqueous arsenite and arsenate onto charred dolomite in microcolumn systems

Yousef Salameh, Ala'A H. Al-Muhtaseb, Hasan Mousa, Gavin M. Walker, Mohammad N M Ahmad

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In this work, the removal of arsenite, As(III), and arsenate, As(V), from aqueous solutions onto thermally processed dolomite (charred dolomite) via microcolumn was evaluated. The effects of mass of adsorbent (0.5-2 g), initial arsenic concentration (50-2000 ppb) and particle size (0.335 to 0.710-2.00 mm. For the binary system, the experimental data show that the adsorption of As(V) and As(III) was independent of both ions in solution. The experimental data obtained from the adsorption process were successfully correlated with the Thomas Model and Bed Depth Service Time Model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3029-3040
Number of pages12
JournalEnvironmental Technology (United Kingdom)
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014



  • adsorption
  • arsenic
  • charred dolomite
  • dolomite
  • microcolumn
  • water treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Medicine(all)

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