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Inorganic ligand effects on Pb(II) sorption to goethite (alpha-FeOOH) - II. Sulfate

Author

  • J. D. Ostergren
  • G. E. Brown
  • G. A. Parks
  • Per Persson

Summary, in English

The effects of sulfate anions on the uptake of Pb(II) onto goethite were investigated at the molecular level using in situ Pb L-III-EXAFS and ATR-FTIR spectroscopies. Macroscopic uptake data show that Pb uptake can be enhanced by at least 30% at pH 5 in the presence of 3.16 mM sulfate and that sulfate uptake at pH 7 can be enhanced by more than a factor of 3 in the presence of 1.0 mM Pb. Consistent with behavior in sulfate-free systems, Pb(II) forms inner-sphere complexes sharing either corners or edges with Fe(O,OH)(6) octahedra under all conditions studied. The relative fraction of corner-sharing complexes is, however, significantly enhanced in the presence of sulfate at pH 5, 6, and 7 (all conditions studied) and additional sulfate species with Ca or lower point symmetry were noted in the presence of Pb by ATR-FTIR. Drawing on bond valence and structural constraints developed in J. D. Ostergren ef al. (2000, J. Colloid Interface Science 224, 000-000), these results indicate formation of Type A ternary complexes bonded to the surface through Pb that is bound as a bridging bidenate complex to two adjacent A-type (singly coordinated) surface oxygens (=Fe-O)(2)-Pb-OSO3). (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Publishing year

2000

Language

English

Pages

483-493

Publication/Series

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Volume

225

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1095-7103