Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 26, Issue 12, pp 12014–12024 | Cite as

Enhanced arsenate removal from aqueous solution by Mn-doped MgAl-layered double hydroxides

  • Shifeng LiEmail author
  • Yang Guo
  • Min Xiao
  • Tan Zhang
  • Shuhua Yao
  • Shuyan Zang
  • Hongtao FanEmail author
  • Yanming Shen
  • Zhigang Zhang
  • Wenxiu Li
Research Article


In this study, Mn-doped MgAl-layered double hydroxides (LDHs) were successfully synthesized for efficient removal arsenate from aqueous solution. The structure and composition of Mn-doped MgAl-LDHs intercalated by different ions such as CO32−, Cl, or NO3 were investigated. The characterizations of XRD, ATR FT-IR, SEM, TG-DTA, and N2 adsorption-desorption presented that the Mn-doped MgAl-LDHs (donated as Mn-LDHs) have very similar physical morphologies and properties to the MgAl-Cl-LDHs (donated as Mg-LDHs). However, the Mn-LDHs exhibits more preferable arsenate adsorption than Mg-LDHs. The As(V) removal kinetics data of Mn-LDHs is followed pseudo-second-order expression. The adsorption capacity of As(V) on Mn-LDHs via Langmuir isotherm model was 166.94 mg g−1. The results of XPS revealed that the enhanced removal mechanism can be attributed to surface complexation of As(V) with Mn on the surface of Mn-LDHs. These results prove that Mn-doped LDHs can be considered as a potential material for adsorption As(V) from wastewater.


Arsenate Layered double hydroxides Manganese Doped Adsorption Surface complexation 


Funding information

This study received financial support from the Natural Science Foundation of Liaoning Province of China (No. 20170540727), the Science and Technology Program of Shenyang (No. 18-013-0-28), the Scientific Research Fund of Liaoning Provincial Education Department (No. LQ2017012), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21607107).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Liaoning Engineering Research Center for Treatment and Recycling of Industrially Discharged Heavy MetalsShenyang University of Chemical TechnologyShenyangChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environmental EngineeringInstitute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of SciencesShenyangChina
  3. 3.College of EnvironmentShenyang UniversityShenyangChina
  4. 4.Chemical Engineering and Environmental EngineeringLiaoning Shihua UniversityFushunChina

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