Abstract: Based on sodium trititanate whisker as support particles, the surface ion-imprinted polymer (S-IIP) was synthesized for the selective adsorption of Co(II) ions from aqueous solution. Characterization of S-IIP was achieved by FTIR spectra and SEM micrographs. Kinetic properties were successfully investigated by the pseudo-first-order model and pseudo-second-order model, and a chemisorption process as the essential adsorption step was also proposed. Equilibrium data were fitted with the Langmuir, Dubinin-Radushkevich and Freundlich isotherm equations, and the maximum adsorption amount of monolayer saturation for S-IIP was 33.75 mg/g at 298 K. Moreover, dimensionless separation factor RL (RL<1.0) indicated a highly favourable adsorption system between Co(II) ions and S-IIP. Selectivity experiments showed that selective adsorption of Co(II) ions for S-IIP was significantly higher than that of non-imprinted polymer (NIP).
Template and target information: Co(II), cobalt ions
Author keywords: surface ion-imprinted polymer, selective adsorption, Co(II) ions, kinetics, equilibrium