Polymeric microspheres with N-methyl-d-glucamine ligands for boron removal from water solution by adsorption-membrane filtration process


Wolska J., Bryjak M., KABAY N.

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH, vol.32, no.4, pp.349-352, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10653-010-9291-0
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-352

Abstract

Polymeric microspheres with N-methyl-d-glucamine (NMDG) ligands have been tested in the adsorption-membrane filtration process for boron removal from aqueous solutions. The chelating resins were synthesized by reacting NMDG with the vinylbenzyl chloride-styrene-1,4-divinylbenzene (VBC/S/DVB) copolymer at the reflux temperature and in the microwave reactor. VBC/S/DVB spheres with a gel structure that contained 6 wt% DVB were obtained by membrane emulsification followed by suspension polymerization. By selecting the optimal emulsification and polymerization parameters, it was possible to obtain 25-mu m-diameter particles with a narrow size distribution. Resins obtained by microwave modification showed the higher boron adsorption capacity.