Investigation of Cs(I) adsorption on densely crosslinked poly(sodium methacrylate) from aqueous solutions

Ozeroglu C. , Dogan E., Keceli G.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, cilt.289, ss.577-586, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 289 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10967-011-1124-9
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.577-586


In this study, a crosslinked copolymer bearing sodium methacrylate functional groups has been proposed to remove Cs(I) ions from aqueous solutions. For this purpose, the crosslinked copolymer of ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDM) and methacrylic acid (MA) containing 25% MA as weight percentage was synthesized by using benzoyl peroxide (BPO)-N,N-dimethyl aniline initiator system. The available carboxyl groups in copolymer were converted to the groups of sodium methacrylate using 2 N NaOH. The adsorption behavior of cesium ions on the densely crosslinked poly(sodium methacrylate) from aqueous solutions were investigated by the technique of ICP-MS measurements of cesium ions in solutions. Batch adsorption method was used to analyze the Cs(I) adsorption as a function of parameters such as the amount of adsorbent, contact time, pH of solution, initial Cs(I) concentration and temperature. The adsorption data were evaluated by the Freundlich, Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) isotherms. The adsorption capacity and free energy change were calculated by using D-R isotherm. The adsorption data obtained from experimental results have been tested by the fractional power, the Elovich, the pseudo-first order and the pseudo-second order kinetic models.