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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 35, Number 10
BKCSDE 35(10)
October 20, 2014 

Synthesis of Poly(N-methylol Methacrylamide/Vinyl Sulfonic Acid) Hydrogels for Heavy Metal Ion Removal
Arzu Yakar
Acrylamide type hydrogels, Vinyl sulphonic acid, Gamma irradiation, Adsorption
In this study, poly(N-methylol methacrylamide) (NMMAAm) and poly(N-methylol methacrylamide/vinyl sulphonic acid) (NMMAAm-VSA) hydrogels were synthesized by 60Co-γ ray irradiation at an ambient temperature. The graphs belonging to the gelation percent- percent-dose and swelling curves were drawn by using data which were obtained from water and different pH solutions. Characterization of hydrogels was performed by FTIR and DSC-TGA analysis. Heavy metal ion (Ni2+, Co2+) removal capacities of hydrogels were investigated in aqueous solutions, which had different concentrations (100-1500 mg/L). In metal ion removal studies, pH value of aqueous medium was kept constant at 5.0. Maximum metal ion removal values were obtained for NMMAAm-VSA (1:3 mole ratio) hydrogels. Metal ion removal capacities of NMMAAm- VSA (1:3 mole ratio) hydrogels were found as 82 mg/g and 98 mg/g for Ni2+ and Co2+ ions, respectively.
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