Thermal study of copper adsorption on montmorillonites

Ding, Zhe & Frost, Ray L. (2004) Thermal study of copper adsorption on montmorillonites. Thermochimica Acta, 416(1-2), pp. 11-16.

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Copper was adsorbed onto Ca-exchanged montmorillonite (Cheto clay) under basic conditions. Differential Thermogravimetric Analysis (DTGA) combined with Mass Spectroscopy (MS) was employed as the principal technology to study the distributions and structures of adsorbed copper species on Cheto clay. The results showed that the original Cheto clay was easily rehydrated. After copper adsorption, a step-by-step replacement of hydrated calcium ions by copper-ammonia complex was observed through the gradual decrease of the first DTGA dehydration peak intensity with the increasing copper loading amount. Compared with the original Cheto clay, copper loaded samples showed new DTGA peaks assigned to NH3 and N2O. The presence of N2O peak suggested that the loaded copper species were in agglomerated copper oxide form, which dispersed well over the edge and external surface of the clay layers.

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ID Code: 955
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Copper adsorption, Montmorillonite, TGA, MS Analysis, Controlled rate thermal analysis
DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2003.11.037
ISSN: 0040-6031
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:24

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