Removal of copper (Cu2+) from water by sulfonated cellulose


PARLAK E., ARAR Ö.

JOURNAL OF DISPERSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.39, no.10, pp.1403-1408, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01932691.2017.1405818
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DISPERSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1403-1408

Abstract

Water insoluble sulfonated cellulose was prepared and applied for Cu2+ removal from water. The effects of sorbent dose, initial solution pH, temperature and initial Cu2+ concentration on the removal performance of sulfonated cellulose were investigated. Isothermal data were modeled with the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. The Cu2+ sorption onto sulfonated cellulose followed the Langmuir isotherm model with the maximum sorption capacity of 8.2mg-Cu2+/g. Removal of Cu2+ showed rapid initial kinetics; in 3min removal of Cu2+ reached equilibrium status. Thermodynamic study revealed an exothermic sorption process. In addition, sulfonated cellulose is a kind of green and renewable sorbent because it can be easily regenerated by 0.1M HCl.