Surface-Activated Chelating Resins Containing N-Methyl-D-Glucamine Functional Groups for Desalination of Geothermal Water Aimed for Removal of Boron and Arsenic

Cyganowski P., Sen F., Altiok E., Wolska J., Bryjak M., KABAY N. , ...More

SOLVENT EXTRACTION AND ION EXCHANGE, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07366299.2021.1876385


Within the present study, novel chelating resins containing a layer loaded with N-methyl-D-glucamine functionalities were synthesized. The procedure involved impregnation of macroporous Amberlite XAD-4 adsorbent using mixture of vinylbenzyl chloride (VBC) and divinylbenzene (DVB) further subjected to free radical suspension polymerization. The so-obtained 1PTN and 2PTN adsorbents were characterized by expanded-gel or microporous structure of VBC-co-DVB layer, respectively. The both materials were used in desalination of geothermal water aimed to decrease levels of boron and arsenic. As a part of this, he research on boron and arsenic removal included batch adsorption and kinetic studies. The results have shown that the resin 1PTN showed maximum boron removal of 64% and arsenic removal of 18% from the geothermal water. The resin 2PTN exhibited competitive boron removal performance as compared to the commercial Diaion CRB 05 resin, reaching its efficiency by removing over 96% of boron. Also, the sample 2PTN outmatched Diaion CRB 05, removing 97% of arsenic and leading to decrease of its concentration to permissible level.