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Title: Adsorption of lead and humic acid on chitosan hydrogel beads
Authors: Yan, W.L.
Bai, R. 
Keywords: Adsorption
Chitosan hydrogel beads
Humic acid
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Citation: Yan, W.L., Bai, R. (2005-02). Adsorption of lead and humic acid on chitosan hydrogel beads. Water Research 39 (4) : 688-698. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Chitosan hydrogel beads were studied for the adsorption of lead ions and humic acid from aqueous solutions to examine the adsorption behaviors and mechanisms. The experiments were carried out at room temperature with solution pH ranging from 5 to 7.5 (in near neutral pH range). Three types of batch adsorption experiments, including single species adsorption, sequential adsorption of one species after another and co-adsorption of both species, were investigated. The results show that: (1) adsorption of either species mainly results from the complexations between adsorbate and functional groups at the surface of the hydrogel beads; (2) previously adsorbed species can either act as additional binding sites for, or occupy the same binding sites as the subsequent species to be adsorbed, resulting in enhanced or retarded adsorption of the subsequent species; and (3) for co-adsorption, metal-organic interactions play a very important role in determining the extent of adsorption. It is concluded that multi-species adsorption can be significantly affected by adsorbate interactions and the understanding of these interactions needs great attention in adsorption study in the future. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Water Research
ISSN: 00431354
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.11.007
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