FT-IR and XRD analysis of natural Na-bentonite and Cu(II)-loaded Na-bentonite

Liu Zhirong, Md Azhar Uddin, Sun Zhanxue

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Na-bentonite has been studied extensively because of its strong adsorption capacity and complexation ability. In this work, surface area, total pore volume, mean pore diameter, TG, DTA, FT-IR and XRD were carried out in order to reveal the characteristics of natural Na-bentonite. XRD and FT-IR of natural Na-bentonite (China) and Cu-loaded Na-bentonite as a function of Na-bentonite dosage and temperature using batch technique were characterized in detail, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1016
Number of pages4
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011


  • Adsorption
  • Cu(II)
  • FT-IR
  • Na-bentonite
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy


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