Effects of carbonate inclusion on fluoride ion removal by hydroxyapatite: A discussion from the viewpoint of hydroxyapatite dissolution

Sota Terasaka, Masanobu Kamitakahara, Taishi Yokoi, Hideaki Matsubara

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Abstract

Hydroxyapatite (HA) can be used for removing F-. Materials containing HA for removing F- can be obtained from biological wastes, and these HA might contain carbonate ions. The dissolution behavior of HA should affect the F- removal as fluorapatite (FA) formation at HA surface by the dissolution of HA and subsequent precipitation of FA results in the removal of F-. In this study, we examined the relationship between the dissolution and F- removal rates of carbonated HA (CHA). CHA samples with different carbonate contents were prepared by a hydrothermal process. The dissolution and F- removal rates were investigated by immersing the samples in pH 5 and 7 buffer solutions in the absence and presence of F-, respectively. The dissolution and F- removal rates were increased with an increase of carbonate-ion content in the samples. Dissolution and F- removal rates at pH 5 were larger than that at pH 7. The pseudo-second order kinetic model provides a good fit for the F- removal process. An increase in the kinetic constant of dissolution decreases the kinetic constant of the F- removal process for samples with high carbonate contents at pH 5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1216
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Volume124
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec

Keywords

  • Carbonate ion
  • Dissolution
  • Fluoride ion
  • Hydroxyapatite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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