Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC[sbnd]Na)/Sodium Styrene Sulfonate (SSS) hydrogels with grafted and crosslinked polymeric networks were prepared by γ-radiation at atmosphere condition. The obtained hydrogels were characterized by gel fraction, swelling ratio, TGA and FTIR spectroscopy. The results showed the ratio of CMC and SSS 1:0 gave the highest gel fraction, compared with other ratios. The swelling capacity increased by increasing SSS content due to the presence of [sbnd]SO3Na, [sbnd]OH groups in gel structure. The FTIR spectrum of CMC/SSS gel showed the new absorption peaks at 1034 and 1012 cm−1 corresponds to [sbnd]SO3Na group. The metal ion adsorption capacity of CMC/SSS gel was investigated. The grafted gel effectively removed metal ions, especially Cr and Pb. The effects of hydrogel composition, contact time, and initial concentration on the adsorption capacity of the grafted hydrogels were studied. The adsorption kinetics and equilibrium isotherms were investigated using pseudo-second-order model and Langmuir model.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry