Using of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Application in the Removing of Heavy Metals from Sewage Water

  • Dunia Falah Hassan Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mahmood Basil Mahmood Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

This study investigated the applicability of iron oxide (Fe2O3) nanoparticles for the removal of cadmium metal from sewage water by using batch scale experiments. The iron oxide nanoparticles of 27.7nm were synthesized using a biological method and characterized by Atomic Force Microscope (AFM).  The Box-Wilson design was used to conduct experiments with three parameters such as pH (2-6), time of adsorption (6-120min) and adsorbent dosage (5-25mg/L). The best conditions occurred at pH: 5.5; contact time: 95.8 min; and iron oxide nanoparticle dosage: 20.77 mg/L for maximum cadmium removal of (96.9%).

Published
May 1, 2019
How to Cite
HASSAN, Dunia Falah; MAHMOOD, Mahmood Basil. Using of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Application in the Removing of Heavy Metals from Sewage Water. Iraqi Journal of Science, [S.l.], v. 60, n. 4, p. 732-738, may 2019. ISSN 2312-1637. Available at: <http://scbaghdad.edu.iq/eijs/index.php/eijs/article/view/729>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019.
Section
Biology