Study on the coordination conduct and kinetic insights within the oxo-vanadate and organic reductive nitrogen and sulfur functionalities during the reduction coupled adsorption processes: Implications in practical applications

Jerosha Ifthikar, Daniel T. Oyekunle, Ali Jawad, Bei Bei Wu, Jiang Hongwu, He Yezi, Yang Lie, Eman A. Gendy, Jia Wang, Irshad Ibran Shahib, Zhuqi Chen

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Abstract

Vanadium(V) is arising wastewater contaminant recently. Although bio-reduction of vanadium(V) is effective, the knowledge of electron transfer pathways and coordination nature by cellular organic functionalities is seriously lacking. Herein, the coordination conduct and kinetic modes for the reduction of V(V) by organic nitrogen and sulfur functionalities in working pHs are comprehensively investigated for the first time. The kinetics follow 3 steps; (1) diffusion of V(V) species, (2) reduction of V(V) to V(IV), and (3) adsorption of existing V species. The diffusion of V(V) is controlled by the protonated =NH2+, −SH2+, −C[dbnd]SH+ functional groups and oxo-vanadate speciation. The reduction of V(V) to V(IV) was efficient by −SH than =NH, −NH−, because of the higher oxidation potential of sulfur and which acted as the sole electron donor in the process. The coordination of V(V)/V(IV) species interacted with oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur atoms via parallel orientation and leads to multi-docking or single-ionic interactions, revealing the previously unrecognized track. Hence, the system tested in four types of wastewaters with different pHs and resulted the comprehensive practical applicability of the system. This study proposes a novel tactic to design an efficient V(V) wastewater treatment system by considering its water parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number130810
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume448
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxo-vanadate
  • Reduction
  • Sulfur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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