Microstructure of HDTMA+ Modified Montmorillonite and its In-fluence on the Sorption Characteristics
Frost, Ray L., He, Hongping, Xi, Yunfei, Kloprogge, J. Theo, Zhou, Qin, Martens, Wayde N., & Yuan, Peng (2006) Microstructure of HDTMA+ Modified Montmorillonite and its In-fluence on the Sorption Characteristics. Clays and Clay Minerals, 54(6), pp. 689-696.
A series of organoclays with monolayer, bilayer, pseudotrilayer, paraffin monolayer and paraffin bilayer were prepared by ion exchange. The microstructural parameters, including BET-N2 surface area, pore volume, pore size, surfactant loading and distribution, were deter-mined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption-desorption and high-resolution thermogra-vimetric analysis (HRTG). The results show that both BET-N2 surface area and pore volume decrease from low to high surfactant loading as the average pore size increases. After modify-ing montmorillonite with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTMAB), two basic or-ganoclay models were proposed on the basis of HRTG results: 1) the surfactant mainly occu-pied the clay interlayer and 2) both the clay interlayer space and external surface were modi-fied by surfactant. In the former case, the sorption mechanism of p-nitrophenol to the organo-clay at relative low concentration involves both surface adsorption and partition whereas the latter mainly involves partition. This study demonstrates that the distribution of adsorbed sur-factant and the arrangement of adsorbed HDTMA+ within the clay interlayer control the effi-ciency and mechanism of sorption by the organoclay rather than BET-N2 surface area, pore volume, and pore diameter.
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|Keywords:||Organoclay, BET, N2 surface area, Pore size and volume, Surfactant loading and distribution, Sorption efficiency and mechanism|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Clay Minerals Society|
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 03:49|
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