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Adsorption of cationic dyes on poly(acrylic acid-co-sodium acrylate-co-acrylamide) superabsorbents

Shukla, Neelesh Bharti and Madras, Giridhar (2012) Adsorption of cationic dyes on poly(acrylic acid-co-sodium acrylate-co-acrylamide) superabsorbents. In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 124 (5). pp. 3892-3899.

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Inverse suspension polymerization was carried out to synthesize poly(acrylic acid-co-sodium acrylate-co-acrylamide) superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) crosslinked with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA). The equilibrium swelling capacities of the SAPs, determined by swelling them in DI water, were found to vary with the acrylamide (AM) content. The SAPs were used to adsorb four cationic dyes (Acriflavine, Auramine-O, Azure-I and Pyronin-Y). The effect of AM content in the SAPs on the adsorption of the cationic dyes was investigated. Different initial concentrations of Azure-I were used with the same amount of the SAP to explore the effect of initial dye concentration on the adsorption. The effect of the adsorbent amount was investigated by taking different amounts of SAP with a fixed initial concentration of Acriflavine. The kinetics of the dye adsorption was modeled by a first order model and the equilibrium amount of the dye adsorbed, adsorption rate coefficients, removal efficiency and partition coefficients were determined. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2012

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Keywords: acrylic acid;superabsorbent;hydrogels;swelling;dyes; adsorption
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2012 12:41
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2012 12:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44151

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