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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Krupadam RJ, Khan MS, Wate SR
Article Title: Removal of probable human carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from contaminated water using molecularly imprinted polymer.
Publication date: 2010
Journal: Water Research
Volume: 44
Issue: (3)
Page numbers: 681-688.
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2009.09.044
Alternative URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V73-4X97CVC-3/2/9e439ab5ba9a2b00a9d04dff03c0e238

Abstract: A molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) adsorbent for carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was prepared using a non-covalent templating technique. MIP particles sized from 2 to 5μm were synthesized in acetonitrile by using six PAHs mix as a template, methacrylic acid as the functional monomer, and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as the cross-linker. When compared with the non-imprinted polymer (NIP), the MIP showed an excellent affinity towards PAHs in aqueous solution with binding capacity (Bmax) of 687μgg-1MIP, imprinting effect of 6, and a dissociation constant of 24μM. The MIP exhibited significant binding affinity towards PAHs even in the presence of environmental parameters such as dissolved organic matter (COD) and total dissolved inorganic solids (TDS), suggesting that this material may be appropriate for removal of carcinogenic PAHs. The feasibility of removing PAHs from water by the MIP demonstrated using groundwater spiked with PAHs. In addition, the MIP reusability without any deterioration in performance was demonstrated at least ten repeated cycles
Template and target information: B[a]A, benzo[a]anthracene, B[a]P, Benzo[a]pyrene, B[b]F, Benzo[b]fluoranthene, Chr, Chrysene, D[a]P, dibenzo[a,h]pyrene, I[2]P, indeno[1,2,3-c]pyrene, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, template mixture, PAHs
Author keywords: water treatment, Carcinogens, Molecularly imprinted polymers, adsorption


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