Synthesis and characterization of gel beads based on ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate and 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propane sulfonic acid: Removal of Fe(II), Cu(II), Zn(II), and Ni(II) from metal finishing wastewater


Cavus S. , Yasar G., Kaya Y. , Gonder Z. B. , Gurdag G. , Vergili I.

PROCESS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, vol.103, pp.227-236, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.psep.2016.07.011
  • Journal Name: PROCESS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-236

Abstract

The efficiency of gel beads containing sulfonic acid ( -SO3H) group was investigated for use in the removal of Fe(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Ni(II) ions from a real wastewater, which was provided from a metal finishing factory. Poly(EGDMA-AMPS) gel beads were synthesized by suspension polymerization method from 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propane sulfonic acid (AMPS) and ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) using benzoyl peroxide (BPO), N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (TEMED) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as the initiator, accelerator and stabilizer, respectively.