GET THE APP

Chitosan blended polystyrene synthesis and its use to remove the toxic effects of chromium and copper from industrial wastewater | Abstract

Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry

ISSN: 0975-413X
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission Systemof respective journal.

Abstract

Chitosan blended polystyrene synthesis and its use to remove the toxic effects of chromium and copper from industrial wastewater

Author(s): S Raghunadh Acharyulu, N Prakash* and PN Sudha

In the present days water is contaminated by toxic metals like chromium and copper by the effluents from the Industries. The attempt has been made in the present study to remove the toxic metals by using bio degradable polymer viz., chitosan or chitosan crosslinked with poly styrene. Chitosan is blended with polystyrene and also cross linked with glutaraldehyde and this blended polymer with crosslinked one is used for the removal of toxic metals. Hence the crosslinked chitosan-polystyrene (CCS/PST) copolymer blends could successfully open a way for the chromium (VI) and copper (II) ions removal from aqueous solutions. The optimum pH required for maximum adsorption was found to be 5.0 and 6.0 for chromium and copper respectively. The experimental equilibrium adsorption data were fitted using Langmuir and Freundlich equations. It is observed that adsorption kinetics of both the metal ions on polystyrene (CCS/PST) blended crosslinked chitosan can well be analyzed with pseudo-secondorder model.


Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language

30+ Million Readerbase
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
Google Scholar citation report
Citations : 23677

Der Pharma Chemica received 23677 citations as per Google Scholar report

Der Pharma Chemica peer review process verified at publons
Der Pharma Chemica- Journals on pharmaceutical chemistry