Arsenic(V) removal using an amine-doped acrylic ion exchange fiber: Kinetic, equilibrium, and regeneration studies

Chang Gu Lee, Pedro J J Alvarez, Aram Nam, Seong Jik Park, Taegu Do, Ung Su Choi, Sang-Hyup Lee

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This study investigates As(V) removal from aqueous solutions using a novel amine-doped acrylic ion exchange fiber. The amine doping reaction was confirmed using FT-IR, and the surface of the fiber was characterized using FEG-SEM. The synthesis process was completed within 60 min using an AlCl3·6H2O catalyst at 100 °C, and the resulting in a fiber with an ion exchange capacity of 7.5 meq/g. The removal efficiency of the A-60 fiber was affected by the solution pH, and the efficiency was optimum at pH 3.04. As(V) adsorption on the fiber was rapid in the first 20 min and reached equilibrium in 60 min. As(V) removal followed pseudo-first-order kinetics, and the Redlich-Peterson adsorption isotherm model provided the best fit of the equilibrium data. The fiber has an As(V) adsorption capacity (qe) of 205.32 ± 3.57 mg/g, which is considerably higher than literature values and commercial adsorbents. The removal efficiency of the fiber was above 83% of the initial value after nine regeneration cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 5



  • Adsorption
  • Amine group
  • Arsenic removal
  • Ion exchange fiber
  • Regeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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