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Authors: Berg, Johannes
Seiffert, Sebastian
Title: Composite hydrogels based on calcium alginate and polyethyleneimine for wastewater treatment
Online publication date: 19-Sep-2023
Year of first publication: 2023
Language: english
Abstract: Water shortage has risen severely in recent years, confronting mankind with a worldwide challenge, especially as the accessible water resources are further limited by diverse contamination. The most widespread industrial process for water treatment is the activated sludge process, in which, however, excessive sludge production has become an enormous environmental problem worldwide. To overcome this problem, hydrogels possess outstanding potential in view of adsorptive removal of contaminants like heavy metal ions, fertilizers, and dyes. In this paper, we report about the synthesis of biobased alginate hydrogel beads along with polyethyleneimine-modified composite hydrogels for water treatment. The adsorption of methylene blue as a positively charged and of congo red as a negatively charged model dye is quantitatively investigated, both separately and in combination. In addition, the pH-dependent adsorption of the dyes is determined. The use of alginate-based hydrogel systems combines several prospects: they are bio-based, inexpensive, easily available to a sufficient extent, sustainable, and are applicable in a broad range of wastewater treatment by its charged groups.
DDC: 540 Chemie
540 Chemistry and allied sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 09 Chemie, Pharmazie u. Geowissensch.
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: Journal of polymer science
Pages or article number: 2203
Publisher: Wiley
Publisher place: Hoboken, NJ
Issue date: 2023
ISSN: 2642-4169
Publisher DOI: 10.1002/pol.20230215
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