Authors Weißpflog, J. ; Boldt, R. ; Kohn, B. ; Scheler, U. ; Jehnichen, D. ; Tyrpekl, V. ; Schwarz, S.
Title Investigation of mechanisms for simultaneous adsorption of iron and sulfate ions onto chitosan with formation of orthorhombic structures
Date 05.05.2020
Number 57111
Abstract The study confirms the interaction of sulfate ions (SO42-) into the polymer chains of chitosan under acidic conditions. As a result the crystallinity of chitosan decreases with (1) increasing protonation of the amino groups and (2) increasing SO42- concentration. The adsorption of iron ions (Fe2+/3+) resulting from (FeSO4)aq onto the chitosan surface takes place incidentally by the oxidative effect of Fe2+/3+ with formation of orthorhombic a-FeOOH and ·-FeOOH. The separation of iron and sulfate ions correlates stoichiometrically. Chitosan with different degrees of deacetylation (DD) were used in order to investigate the influence of DD on the adsorption behavior of iron and sulfate ions. The higher the DD of chitosan, the more iron and sulfate ions can be adsorbed. Langmuir isotherms showed good agreement with the adsorption data obtained (qDD=90 %(Fe)·=·2.36·mmol g-1; qDD=90 %(SO42-)·=·2.58·mmol g-1). After adsorption process, the adsorber was analyzed extensively via X-ray diffraction, FTIR, 13C-NMR, SEM/EDX measurements and Mössbauer spectroscopy.
Publisher Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Citation Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 592 (2020) 124575

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