Green Synthesis of Reusable Adsorbents for the Removal of Heavy Metal Ions

Thakshila Nadeeshani Dharmapriya, Ding Yang Li, Yi Chen Chung, Po Jung Huang

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Industrial wastewater often contains heavy metals, like lead, copper, nickel, cadmium, zinc, mercury, arsenic, and chromium. Overdoses of heavy metals will impose a severe threat to human health. Adsorption is the most efficient way of wastewater treatment for eliminating heavy metals. A novel material-reusable hydrogel-based adsorbent was developed in overcoming the regeneration issue. The polyethylene glycol diacrylate-3-sulfopropyl methacrylate potassium salt (PEGDA-SMP) hydrogel performed an ion-exchange rate to remove heavy metals from wastewater in 30-120 min. The adsorption capacity of PEGDA-SMP increases the increasing pH of a solution, in which pH 5 reaches the maximum. Pseudo-second-order adsorption and the Langmuir adsorption model can fully describe the adsorption properties of PEGDA-SMP for heavy metals. PEGDA-SMP prefers to exchange Pb2+ through K+, and its adsorption capacity can achieve 263.158 mg/g. Ag+, Zn2+, Ni2+, and Cu2+ were 227.27, 117.647, 102.041, and 99.010 mg/g, respectively. The hydrated ionic radius of the heavy metal might play an essential role to affect the adsorption preference. The removal efficiency of heavy metals can approach over 95% for each heavy metal. PEGDA-SMP performs rapid desorption and reaches desorption equilibrium in 15 min. After 10 consecutive adsorption-desorption cycles, the adsorption capacity remained over 90%. The hydrogel developed in this study showed reversible heavy metal absorption. Therefore, excellent adsorption-desorption properties of PEGDA-SMP can be potentially extended to industrial wastewater for removing heavy metals.

頁(從 - 到)30478-30487
期刊ACS Omega
出版狀態已出版 - 16 11月 2021


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