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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2005 Vol.6 No.6 P.540~542


Remediation of Cr(VI) in solution using vitamin C

Author(s):  LIU Yong, XU Xin-hua, HE Ping

Affiliation(s):  Department of Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   xhxu@hzcnc.com

Key Words:  Hexalent chromium, Vitamin C, Reduction

LIU Yong, XU Xin-hua, HE Ping. Remediation of Cr(VI) in solution using vitamin C[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2005, 6(6): 540~542.

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The effectiveness of vitamin C in treating Cr(VI)-contaminated water is being evaluated. Cr(VI) is an identified pollutant of some soils and groundwater. vitamin C, an important biological reductant in humans and animals, can be used to transform Cr(VI) to essentially nontoxic Cr(III). The removal efficiency was 89% when the mass concentration of vitamin C was 80 mg/L in 60 min, and nearly 100% Cr(VI) was removed when the mass concentration was 100 mg/L. Our data demonstrated that the removal efficiency was affected by vitamin C concentration, the reaction temperature and the dissolved oxygen concentration. The reaction mechanism of Cr(VI) by vitamin C was presented. Our study opens the way to use vitamin C to remediate Cr(VI)-contaminated soils and groundwater.

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2014-08-22 21:05:20

It appears to be quite an interesting studies


2014-08-21 23:55:51

I'm interested in new remediation technologies.

Y.Y. Yanah@CHELTEC<yunusayanah@gmail.com>

2011-02-06 20:50:53

It appears to be quite an interesting studies

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