Removal of aluminium by Alizarin Yellow-attached magnetic poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) beads

Denizli A., Say R., Piskin E.

REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS, vol.55, no.1, pp.99-107, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1381-5148(02)00219-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-107
  • Keywords: aluminium, dye-affinity adsorbents, magnetic beads, Alizarin Yellow, PHEMA, STABILIZED FLUIDIZED-BED, CHROMATOGRAPHY, SPECIATION, MICROBEADS, METABOLISM, CHEMISTRY, TOXICITY, CU(II), CD(II), PB(II)
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Since the discovery of the implication of aluminium in dialysis encephalopathy, much progress has been made in the preparation of dialysis water from which the metal is now virtually excluded. In this study, Alizarin Yellow-attached magnetic poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (mPHEMA) beads were investigated as a specific adsorbent for aluminium removal from both drinking and dialysis water. Magnetic PHEMA beads in the size range of 80-120 mum were produced by a dispersion polymerization technique. Then Alizarin Yellow was covalently attached onto mPHEMA beads. Al(III) adsorption from aqueous solutions was examined in a batch system. Alizarin Yellow-attached mPHEMA beads were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and elemental analysis. The mPHEMA beads have a spherical shape and porous structure. Alizarin Yellow loading was found to be 208 mumol/g polymer. Non-specific Al(III) adsorption was about 23 mumol/g polymer. Alizarin loading greatly improved the adsorption capacity (420 mumol/g polymer). The maximum AI(III) adsorption was observed at pH 5.0. Adsorption capacity of the Alizarin Yellow-attached beads from drinking and dialysis water for Al(III) ions was higher than that for other ions (i.e. Cu(H), Fe(III) and Zn(11)). More than 90% of the adsorbed AI(III) ions were desorbed successfully using 2.0 M HNO3 solution. It was possible to reuse these Alizarin Yellow-attached mPHEMA beads without significant losses in the AI(III) adsorption capacities. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.