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Synthesis of Mg-Al layered double hydroxides by electrocoagulation

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posted on 2019-03-05, 12:11 authored by Marena Molano-Mendoza, Dayana Donneys-Victoria, Nilson Marriaga-Cabrales, Miguel Angel Mueses, Gianluca Li-PumaGianluca Li-Puma, Fiderman Machuca-Martinez
Recently, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have attracted much consideration due to their versatility and easily manipulating properties and their potential applications such as anion exchangers, support of catalysts, flame retardants, biomedical drug delivery. A novel method for the in-situ preparation in situ of LDHs, using electrocoagulation (EC) processes was developed, the EC process was performed under two different conditions, at 5 mA m−2, changing polarity of the electrodes to find out the composition that leads to LDHs generation. The final product was characterized using XRD, BET and FTIR techniques. This method presented the following advantages: (1) Simultaneously LDHs synthesis and wastewater treatment by ion removal; (2) Polarity control allows to manipulate the M2+/M3+molar ratio, LDHs properties and its potential applications; (3) The method spent less time to carry out the synthesis and; (4) it did not need complicated solid-liquid separation processes.


The authors would like to acknowledge the Universidad del Valle (Colombia) for supporting the study under Grant No. 2863: Electrocoagulation of textile industrial effluents using magnesium. Case study of indigo carmine solutions. The Royal Academy of Engineering -Newton Caldas Fund (United Kingdom) and Loughborough University (United Kingdom) for the financial support for the development of this research, framed in the project: Treatment of petroleum production wastewater by combined adsorption and oxidation process using double layer hydrotalcites under Grant No. IAPP1617\70.



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MOLANO-MENDOZA, M. ... et al, 2018. Synthesis of Mg-Al layered double hydroxides by electrocoagulation. MethodsX, 5, pp.915-923.


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