Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 546–551 | Cite as

Removal of Chromium(VI) from Groundwater Using Oil Shale Ash Supported Nanoscaled Zero-valent Iron

  • Jian Cui
  • Ende Wang
  • Zhimin Hou
  • Rui Zhou
  • Xinqian JiaoEmail author


Oil shale ash(OSA) supported nanoscaled zero-valent iron(OSA-nZVI) was used as a rapid and efficient reductant for Cr(VI) reduction. The optimal mass ratio of nZVI to OSA and the optimal dosage were explored. The effects of initial pH, reaction temperature, initial Cr(VI) concentration, and common cations and anions in ground-water on Cr(VI) reduction were determined in batch experiments. The results show that the optimum initial pH is 5.0. The reaction temperature has a positive effect on Cr(VI) reduction while the real groundwater has a negative effect. Additionally, 84.22% Cr(VI) was still reduced by 3 g/L OSA-nZVI(1:2)(mass ratio of OSA to Fe0 was 1:2) within 120 min for 50 mg/L Cr(VI) under conditions of 10 ºC and unadjusted pH.


Oil shale ash Nanoscaled zero-valent iron Chromium(VI) Groundwater 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Cui
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ende Wang
    • 1
  • Zhimin Hou
    • 2
  • Rui Zhou
    • 2
  • Xinqian Jiao
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Resources and Civil EngineeringNortheastern UniversityShenyangP. R. China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Groundwater Resources and Environment, Ministry of Education, College of Environment and ResourcesJilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China
  3. 3.Shenyang Geological Survey CenterChina Geological SurveyShenyangP. R. China

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