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I. Jacukowicz-Sobala, A. Ciechanowska, E. Kociołek-Balawejder

Hybrid polymer containing ferric oxides obtain using a redox polymer.

Part II. Sorption properties towards chromate (in English)

Polimery 2014, No 3, 213


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2014.213

Summary

In this work a hybrid material containing iron oxide was used as an effective sorbent for removal of Cr(VI) from water solutions. The hybrid sorbent was obtained by new method using redox S/DVB copolymer containing N-chlorosulfonamide functional groups in reduction/oxidation reaction with Fe(II) ions. The obtained product contained sulfonamide functional groups which are not charged in wide pH range (till pH = 11.0), what differs our product from other polymeric hybrid sorbents with iron oxide reported in the literature and obtained on the basis of ion exchangers. The sorption kinetic data were well described by pseudo-second order model indicating the chemisorption of chromate onto iron oxide surface. These data also correlated well with intraparticle diffusion model, what showed that diffusion within the polymer structure was the rate determining step of the chromate sorption process. The equilibrium studies showed that removal of Cr(VI) was pH dependent and was favored under acidic conditions (pH = 2.5—5.0). After adsorption process chromates were effectively desorbed from the adsorbent surface by NaOH solution.


Key words: hybrid polymers, iron oxides, nanocomposites, chromate adsorption

e-mail: elzbieta.kociolek-balawejder@ue.wroc.pl

I. Jacukowicz-Sobala, A. Ciechanowska, E. Kociołek-Balawejder (181.1 KB)
Hybrid polymer containing ferric oxides obtain using a redox polymer. Part II. Sorption properties towards chromate (in English)