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Title: Adsorptive removal of copper ions with highly porous chitosan/cellulose acetate blend hollow fiber membranes
Authors: Liu, C. 
Bai, R. 
Keywords: Adsorption kinetics and mechanisms
Adsorptive membrane
Chitosan/cellulose acetate blend hollow fiber
Copper removal
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2006
Citation: Liu, C., Bai, R. (2006-11-01). Adsorptive removal of copper ions with highly porous chitosan/cellulose acetate blend hollow fiber membranes. Journal of Membrane Science 284 (1-2) : 313-322. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this study, highly porous adsorptive hollow fiber membranes were directly prepared from chitosan (CS) and cellulose acetate (CA) blend solutions and were examined for copper ion removal from aqueous solutions in a batch adsorption mode. Four types of hollow fiber membranes were spun from two CS/CA blends (with a CS/CA/forming acid ratio of 3/12/85 or 2/18/80) in two types of coagulants (water or 3 wt.% NaOH solution). All the CS/CA blend hollow fiber membranes displayed sponge-like and macrovoids-free structures, with specific surface areas in the range of 12.2-15.2 m2/g, porosities of 70.4-79.7%, and pore sizes of 0.05-0.2 μm, depending on the CS/CA ratios and the type of coagulants used. Adsorption experiments showed that the CS/CA blend hollow fiber membranes had good adsorption capacity (up to 35.3-48.2 mg/g), fast adsorption rates and short adsorption equilibrium times (less than 20-70 min) for copper ions, and can work effectively at low copper ion concentrations (
Source Title: Journal of Membrane Science
ISSN: 03767388
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2006.07.045
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