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DOI: 10.23977/envcp.2022.010101 | Downloads: 29 | Views: 1659


Orodu Victor Enearepuadoh 1, Abasi Cyprian Yameso 1, Dikio Ezekiel Dixon 1


1 Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, P.M.B 071, Amassoma, Bayelsa State. Nigeria

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Orodu Victor Enearepuadoh


Chromium-metal organic framework (Cr-MOF) was synthesized by solvothermal method. It was characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer, Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) Spectroscopy. Composites of Cr-MOF/Clay and Cr-MOF/charcoal were also prepared. The as-synthesized MOF and the composites were all applied for the adsorption of crude oil on water media. Characterization results showed the presence of unsaturated C=C, C=O vibrations as well as metal-oxygen and OH group vibrations which confirmed the formation of the Cr-MOF. EDX spectra also confirmed formation of the MOF with the observed peaks of Cr, C and O. Adsorption results showed the oil in water could be adsorbed by as-synthesized Cr-MOF, though very slight the adsorption of the crude oil increased almost linearly with an increase in adsorbent dose. Adsorption of crude oil by Cr-MOF ranged from 10 - 70% for various doses from 0.2-1.0 g. However, the adsorption of the crude oil was greatly enhanced in the Cr-MOF/charcoal composite, whose sorption ranged from 80-100%. The effect of pH tipped in the acid range and increased with adsorption in the alkaline region for the pHs considered.


Cr-MOF, Adsorption, Charcoal, Composite, Remediation


Orodu Victor Enearepuadoh, Abasi Cyprian Yameso and Dikio Ezekiel Dixon, PREPARATION, AND UTILIZATION OF CHROMIUM METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORK FOR CRUDE OIL REMEDIATION. Environment and Climate Protection (2022) Vol. 1: 1-12. DOI:


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