Removal of As(V) using liquid-phase polymer-based retention (LPR) technique with regenerated cellulose membrane as a filter

Sanchez J., Bastrzyk A., Rivas B. L. , Bryjak M., KABAY N.

POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.70, no.9, pp.2633-2644, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00289-013-0979-z
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.2633-2644


In this study, regenerated cellulose membrane was used as a filter in liquid-phase polymer-based retention technique. The poly(4-vinyl-1-methylpyridinium bromide), P(BrVMP), was used as extracting reagent of As(V). The role of pH, polymer:As(V) molar ratio, and influence of regenerated cellulose membrane were investigated by washing method. It was observed that the efficient retention was obtained at pH 9 with 20:1 polymer:As molar ratio and it was about 100 % at Z = 10 for P(BrVMP). Experimental data showed that the regenerated cellulose membrane, compared to poly(ethersulfone) membrane, has a capacity to interact with As(V). The maximum retention capacity of P(BrVMP) was determined by enrichment method, and then, using alternately washing and enrichment methods, the charge-discharge process and recovery of P(BrVMP) were performed.