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Application of 4-HADTOT-HCAC Composite for Removal of Cd(II) from Contaminated Water

Author Affiliations

  • 1Shankarlal Agarawal College, Salekasa-441916, India
  • 2Bhawabhuti College, Amgaon-441902, India
  • 3Science College, Congress Nagar, Nagpur-440013, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 6, Issue (12), Pages 1-4, December,18 (2016)


The present research article reports the practical applicability of newly obtained 4-HADTOT-HCAC Composite for removal of toxic divalent Cadmium from contaminated water. Initially 4-HADTOT tercopolymer was synthesized by acid catalyzed condensation polymerization method using 4-Hydroxy Acetophenone (4-HA), Dithio Oxamide (DTO) and Trioxane(T) as starting materials. Activated carbon derived from Hibiscus cannabinus fruit shell (HCAC) was generated using known methods. The new Composite material was obtained from 4-HADTOT and HCAC and it has been abbreviated as 4-HADTOT-HCAC. The resulting Composite was characterized by SEM and FTIR spectroscopy studies. Adsorption studies for removal of Cd(II), a toxic pollutant, were conducted in the laboratory. The optimum conditions like adsorbent doses, agitation time, initial metal ion concentration and pH on adsorption of Cd(II) by 4 -HADTOT-HCAC Composite were investigated. AAS was used to determine Cd(II) concentration. At 300K temperature and pH 6, 95% of the Cd(II) was removed from metal ion solution (25 ml, 0.1 mg dm-3). Thus 4-HADTOT-HCAC Composite has been proved to be the new promising excellent material for waste water treatment with special reference to removal of Cd(II).


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