Experimental Study of Removal Heavy Metal of Arsenic from Water Using Nano Absorber Iron Oxide/N- Isopropyl Acrylamide/Chitosan

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc Student, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Bandar Abbas Islamic Azad University, Faculty of Engineering, Bandar Abbas, Iran

2 Assoc. Prof. Department of Environmental Engineering, Bandar Abbas Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran


Heavy metals are among the environmental pollutants that human exposure to some of them through water and food can cause chronic and dangerous poisoning. The problem of poisoning drinking water to arsenic is a pervasive problem and has been seen in almost all countries, whether developed or developing, which endangered the lives of many people. In the present study, the removal of arsenic from water using iron / N-isopropyl acrylamide / chitosan nano-adsorbent was studied and evaluated. In this research, a magnetic nanoparticle was used to absorb arsenic, which is an innovative method. In order to increase the absorption capacity, we use polymer grafting operations on the surface of the nanoparticles, which will greatly increase the specific surface of the adsorbent. In fact, by placing polymers on the adsorbent, the combined desire increases. The results show that synthesized nano-adsorbants have the ability to absorb arsenic at different concentrations. But its concentration varies in different concentrations. Langmuir, Freundlich, Tamkin and Dobbin Radhushev isotherms were fitted with arsenic adsorption at 45 °C, pH = 7.5 at different concentrations. And the results show that a high (R = 0.995) R2 value for Langmuir model confirms that this model is suitable for fitting experimental data. The percentage of arsenic removal in optimal conditions at pH= 7.5, the amount of adsorbent 10 mg, contact time 60 min, temperature 45 °C and concentration of 10 μg/ml was 82.2%.


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