Removal of Zn (II) from Aqueous Solution by Copolymer of Grafting Acrylic Acid onto Deacetylated Konjac Glucomannan
Removal of Zn (II) from aqueous solution by copolymer of grafting acrylic acid onto deacetylated konjac glucomannan (GADKGM) was evaluated in a bath adsorption system. Operational parameters such as pH, time, temperature and initial concentration were studied in present work. The adsorption process was relatively fast and highly effective. Removal efficiency for Zn(II) solution at the concentration of 100 mg/L was 98% at optimum operational pH of 6. The removal rate for Zn(II) on GADKGM was very fast and the removal efficiency can attain about 90% within 5 min. Isotherm adsorption data were described by Langmuir model with monolayer adsorption capacity of 125 mg/g. The negative values of thermodynamic parameters of △Go and △So indicated that adsorption process was a spontaneous process and randomness at the solid/liquid interface was decreased during the adsorption process.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
F. Liu et al., "Removal of Zn (II) from Aqueous Solution by Copolymer of Grafting Acrylic Acid onto Deacetylated Konjac Glucomannan", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 611-614, 2009