Poly(2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propane sulfonic acid-co-1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) Hydrogel and its use in the Removal of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Cu(II)
S. Çavuş and E. Çakal
Istanbul University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey
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Poly(2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid-co-1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone), P(AMPS-co-VP), hydrogel was prepared by free radical cross-linking polymerization method. Prepared hydrogel was used in the competitive removal of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Cu(II) ions from aqueous solution. The characterization of P(AMPS-co-VP) before and after sorption was carried out by the Fourier transform: infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and scanning electron microscopy. Atomic absorption spectrometer was used to found the concentration of metal ions in the aqueous solution. The selectivity of P(AMPS-co-VP) was as follows: Cd(II)>Pb(II)>Cu(II). Kinetic study showed that competitive removal of heavy metal ions on poly(AMPS-co-VP) was in accordance with a pseudo-second-order model.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.505
topics: sorption, heavy metal ions, hydrogels, sulfonic acid