Insolubilization of Chestnut Shell Pigment for Cu(II) Adsorption from Water
AbstractChestnut shell pigment (CSP) is melanin from an agricultural waste. It has potential as an adsorbent for wastewater treatment but cannot be used in its original state because of its solubility in water. We developed a new method to convert CSP to insolubilized chestnut shell pigment (ICSP) by heating, and the Cu(II) adsorption performance of ICSP was evaluated. The conversion was characterized, and the thermal treatment caused dehydration and loss of carboxyl groups and aliphatic structures in CSP. The kinetic adsorption behavior obeyed the pseudo-second-order rate law, and the equilibrium adsorption data were well described with both the Langmuir and the Freundlich isotherms. ICSP can be used as a renewable, readily-available, easily-producible, environmentally-friendly, inexpensive and effective adsorbent to remove heavy-metal from aquatic environments. View Full-Text
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Yao, Z.-Y.; Qi, J.-H.; Hu, Y.; Wang, Y. Insolubilization of Chestnut Shell Pigment for Cu(II) Adsorption from Water. Molecules 2016, 21, 405.
Yao Z-Y, Qi J-H, Hu Y, Wang Y. Insolubilization of Chestnut Shell Pigment for Cu(II) Adsorption from Water. Molecules. 2016; 21(4):405.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yao, Zeng-Yu; Qi, Jian-Hua; Hu, Yong; Wang, Ying. 2016. "Insolubilization of Chestnut Shell Pigment for Cu(II) Adsorption from Water." Molecules 21, no. 4: 405.
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