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Fabrication of PVA/ZnO fibrous composite polymer as a novel sorbent for arsenic removal: design and a systematic study

  • Ghasem SargaziEmail author
  • Ahmad Khajeh Ebrahimi
  • Daryoush Afzali
  • Arastoo Badoei-dalfard
  • Saeid Malekabadi
  • Zahra Karami
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Abstract

PVA/ZnO nanofibrous composite polymer was synthesized as a novel sorbent via electrospinning method at ambient conditions. Physicochemical characteristics of the samples were analyzed using XRD, SEM, EDS, TGA/DSC, and BET techniques. Efficiency of the composite samples for arsenic removal [i.e., As (III) and As (V) anions] was studied under different conditions using RSM optimization approach. Experimental results of adsorption tests indicated that the synthesized PVA/ZnO polymer with the maximum removal of 97% is a highly efficient sorbent for arsenic comparable with other sorbents studied for arsenic removal. The effect of some cations on arsenic removal was also studied in this research. Results showed that the tested ions do not cause a significant reduction in the removal rate. PVA/ZnO composite polymer, which is highly biocompatible, can be considered as a new adsorbent for removal of arsenic from contaminated water.

Keywords

PVA/ZnO polymer Arsenic removal Efficient sorbents Process optimization Water decontamination 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support for this work from the Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (Iran).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghasem Sargazi
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Ahmad Khajeh Ebrahimi
    • 2
  • Daryoush Afzali
    • 3
    • 4
  • Arastoo Badoei-dalfard
    • 5
  • Saeid Malekabadi
    • 5
  • Zahra Karami
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Nanotechnology Engineering, Mineral Industries Research CenterShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran
  2. 2.School of Chemistry, College of ScienceUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of NanotechnologyGraduate University of Advanced TechnologyKermanIran
  4. 4.Department of Environment, Institute of Science and High Technology and Environmental SciencesGraduate University of Advance TechnologyKermanIran
  5. 5.Department of Biology, Faculty of SciencesShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran

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