Manganese ferrite nanoparticle production from industrial wastes as sorbent material for arsenic removal from aqueous solutions

Yenial Ü., Bulut G., Pagnanelli F.

PARTICULATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.38, no.4, pp.433-442, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02726351.2018.1560378
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, EMBASE, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-442
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Manganese ferrite nanoparticles were prepared by microwave-sonication assisted hydrothermal route and produced from wastes of Li-ion batteries and pyrite ash. The leaching solution of waste pyrite ash was used as the Fe source while the Mn-bearing solution recovered from the Li-ion battery recycling process was used as the Mn source. X-ray diffractometry showed that manganese ferrite can be obtained as single crystalline phase. Scanning electron microscope images showed that double-pyramid or octahedral particles were formed with an average size of 24.3 nm. These MnFe2O4 nanoparticles demonstrated good sorption capacity toward As (101 +/- 0.5 mg/g at pH 3).