Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 1171–1184 | Cite as

Adsorption of fluoride from aqueous solutions by polyacrylic acid modified with aluminium

  • Wenjing Xu
  • Qinglin He
  • Shaojun Zhang
  • Wensheng Zhang
Original Paper


A novel and efficient PAA-Al-250 adsorbent was successfully synthesized and used for fluoride removal. PAA-Al-250 was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, N2 adsorption–desorption surface area and pore size analyzer. PAA-Al-250 had good fluoride adsorption capability. The optimum pH was 2.0 and more than 90% fluoride removal was achieved from 10 mg L−1 aqueous solution after 5 h at room temperature. Fluoride adsorption on PAA-Al-250 followed the Freundlich model and the maximum adsorption capacity of the adsorbent was 283.48 mg g−1. Kinetic study indicated that the adsorption followed pseudo-second-order model.


Acrylic composite resin Fluoride Modification Adsorption isotherm Kinetics 



This work was supported by Foundation of Henan Scientific and Technological Committee (No. 162300410270) and Foundation of Jiaozuo Scientific and Technological Bureau (No. 2014400038).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenjing Xu
    • 1
  • Qinglin He
    • 1
  • Shaojun Zhang
    • 2
  • Wensheng Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Science, Jiaozuo Teachers’ CollegeJiaozuo Engineering Technology Research Center of Separation and Adsorption MaterialsJiaozuoChina
  2. 2.Jiaozuo Center for Disease Control and PreventionJiaozuoChina

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