In present study, polyethylenimine-coated polysulfone-Escherichia coli biomass composite fibers (PEI-PSBFs) were prepared at different PEI-coating pHs. The PEI-coating pH was the critical factor affecting Pd(II) uptake and the optimum pH was around pH 9. The type and amount of functional groups in the biomass and PEI were estimated using potentiometric titration and proton-binding modeling, and these results used to simulate the pH-dependent speciations of their functional groups. As a result, electrostatic interaction between negatively charged biomass and positively charged PEI was estimated to be the largest at pH 9.2, and was closed to the experimentally obtained optimum PEI-coating pH.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Sep 1|
- Bacterial biomass
- Surface modification
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)