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Cobalt Iron-Metal Organic Framework Coordinated to CMC Aerogel by Solvothermal Method and Application to Tetracycline Antibiotics Adsorption

1Faculty of Food and Environmental Engineering, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Viet Nam

2Institute of Applied Technology and Sustainable Development, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

3Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Viet Nam

4 Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), 268 Ly Thuong Kiet, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

5 Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

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Received: 27 Oct 2022; Revised: 20 Dec 2022; Accepted: 24 Dec 2022; Available online: 25 Dec 2022; Published: 30 Dec 2022.
Editor(s): Istadi Istadi
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In order to minimize the adverse impacts on the aquatic environment after treatment process, several attempts have been made to develop biodegradable, easy-to-recover, and environmentally friendly materials. The metal-organic framework material (CoFe-MOF) was developed in the CMC aerogel matrix by solvothermal method and applied in tetracycline antibiotic (TCC) adsorption. The morphological and structural properties of the materials were analyzed by scanning electron microscope (SEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infra Red (FT-IR), and  (Brunauer-Emmett-Teller)  (BET) to identify the crystals formed relative to the pristine MOF. The effects of various factors of the adsorption process such as time, pH, amount of adsorbent, and initial concentration of antibiotics were investigated. Results have shown that the adsorption capacity was 188.7 mg.g-1 at pH 4, the initial TCC concentration of 80 g.L-1 and equilibration time of 120 min. The experimental data describing the antibiotic adsorption process follows the Pseudo-second-order kinetic model and the Langmuir isothermal model. The CoFe-MOF aerogel material can recover and reuse all four cycles, thus it can be considered as a promising material for environmental remediation and other applications. Copyright © 2022 by Authors, Published by BCREC Group. This is an open access article under the CC BY-SA License (


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Keywords: Aerogel; MOFs; Adsorption; Antibiotics; Slovothermal
Funding: Foundation for Science and Technology Development Nguyen Tat Thanh University under contract No. 2022.01.69/HĐ-KHCN

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