Home About Browse Search

Phosphate effects on cadmium(II) sorption to ferrihydrite

Tiberg, Charlotta and Gustafsson, Jon Petter (2016). Phosphate effects on cadmium(II) sorption to ferrihydrite. Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science. 471 , 103-111
[Research article]

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2016.03.016


Hypothesis: Phosphate influences the sorption of metals to iron (hydr)oxides. An enhanced formation of inner-sphere complexes on the (hydr)oxide surface can be attributed to electrostatic interactions and/or to changes in metal coordination on the iron (hydr)oxide surface. Phosphate was expected to increase cadmium(II) sorption on ferrihydrite. It should be possible to identify changes in cadmium(II) coordination upon phosphate addition by Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy and implement the identified complexes in a surface complexation model (SCM).Experiments: The effect of phosphate addition on cadmium(II) sorption to ferrihydrite was studied by a series of batch experiments covering the pH range from 4 to 8. EXAFS spectroscopy was performed on ferrihydrite from the batch experiments at the cadmium K edge. The identified surface complexes were incorporated in the Charge distribution multisite complexation (CD-MUSIC) model, and new surface complexation constants were optimized.Findings: Without phosphate addition cadmium(II) formed inner-sphere bidentate complexes on the ferrihydrite surface. With phosphate there was an increased cadmium(II) sorption that could not be explained by electrostatic interactions alone. The enhancement was best explained by the formation of a ternary complex including cadmium(II), phosphate and ferrihydrite surface groups.

Authors/Creators:Tiberg, Charlotta and Gustafsson, Jon Petter
Title:Phosphate effects on cadmium(II) sorption to ferrihydrite
Series Name/Journal:Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science
Year of publishing :2016
Page range:103-111
Number of Pages:9
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:X Agricola extesions > X50 Chemistry
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Geochemistry
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 104 Chemical Sciences > Inorganic Chemistry
Agrovoc terms:sorption, phosphates, cadmium, chemistry
Keywords:Iron oxide, Iron hydroxide, Adsorption, Extended X-ray absorption spectroscopy (EXAFS), Charge distribution multisite complexation (CD-MUSIC), Surface complex, Cadmium (Cd), Phosphate
Permanent URL:
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000374511900014
ID Code:13532
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Soil and Environment
(S) > Dept. of Soil and Environment
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Aug 2016 06:17
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

Repository Staff Only: item control page


Downloads per year (since September 2012)

View more statistics