Synthesis of magnetic chitosan biopolymeric spheres and their adsorption performances for PFOA and PFOS from aqueous environment

S. SD Elanchezhiyan, Jayaram Preethi, Karthik Rathinam, Lewis Kamande Njaramba, Chang Min Park

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Abstract

Due to numerous applications and excellent environmental stability, long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are ubiquitous in water across the world and adversely affect the living organisms. Thus, this study focused on the mitigation of the most frequently used long-chain PFCs namely perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from water using reduced graphene oxide modified zinc ferrite immobilized chitosan beads (rGO-ZF@CB) as an adsorbent. The results from the adsorption isotherm and kinetic studies revealed that the adsorption data fitted well to the Langmuir and the pseudo-second-order models. According to the Langmuir isotherm, the rGO-ZF@CB possessed the maximum adsorption capacity of 16.07 mg/g for PFOA and 21.64 mg/g for PFOS. Both the electrostatic attractions and hydrophobic interactions have driven the removal of PFOA and PFOS by prepared rGO-ZF@CB. Eventually, the rGO-ZF@CB could be considered as an efficient adsorbent for the effective removal of PFOA and PFOS molecules from the aqueous environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number118165
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Volume267
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chitosan
  • Ferrite
  • PFOA
  • PFOS
  • Reduced graphene oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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