Authors Weißpflog, J. ; Gündel, A. ; Vehlow, D. ; Steinbach, C. ; Müller, M. ; Boldt, R. ; Schwarz, S. ; Schwarz, D.
Title Solubility and selectivity effects of the anion on the adsorption of different heavy metal ions onto chitosan
Date 27.05.2020
Number 58572
Abstract The biopolymer chitosan is a very efficient adsorber material for the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions. Due to the solubility properties of chitosan it can be used as both a liquid adsorber and a solid flocculant for water treatment reaching outstanding adsorption capacities for a number of heavy metal ions. However, the type of anion corresponding to the investigated heavy metal ions has a strong influence on the adsorption capacity and sorption mechanism on chitosan. In this work, the adsorption capacity of the heavy metal ions manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, and zinc were investigated in dependence on their corresponding anions sulfate, chloride, and nitrate by batch experiments. The selectivity of the different heavy metal ions was analyzed by column experiments.
Journal Molecules
Citation Molecules 25 (2020) 2482

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