Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 115, Issue 3, pp 155–160 | Cite as

Heavy metal ion uptake properties of polystyrene-supported chelating polymer resins

  • A. Ravikumar Reddy
  • K. Hussain Reddy


Metal ion uptake properties of polystyrene-supported chelating polymer resins functionalized with (i) glycine, (ii) hydroxy benzoic acid, (iii) Schiff base and (iv) diethanol amine have been investigated. The effects of pH, time and initial concentration on the uptake of metal ions have been studied. The uptake of metal ion depends on pH. The resins are more selective at pH 10 for Pb(II) and Hg(II), whereas at pH 6 they are found to be Cd(II) and Cr(VI) selective. Metal ion uptake properties of resins follow Freundlich’s equation. The resins are recyclable and are therefore employed for the removal of heavy metal pollutants from industrial waste water.


Uptake properties heavy metal ion selectivity recyclability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ravikumar Reddy
    • 1
  • K. Hussain Reddy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistrySri Krishnadevaraya UniversityAnantapurIndia

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