Synthesis of Magnetic Sorbents Based on Magnetite Nanoparticles and Humic Acids and Their Application for Sorption of Phenolic Ecotoxicants

Fe3O4 nanoparticles coated with humic acids isolated from chernozem, sapropel, peat and brown coal were obtained using hydrothermal synthesis. The properties of the obtained sorbents were carried out using IR spectroscopy, SEM and TEM, whereas saturation magnetization was established using a vibration magnetometer. The maximum content of nitrogen-containing groups was found in humic acids obtained from sapropel, while the minimum amount was found in brown coal. The sorption properties of these polymers were checked among 12 different phenols.