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Removal of multiple heavy metal ions using a macromolecule chelating flocculant xanthated chitosan.

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Summary of "Removal of multiple heavy metal ions using a macromolecule chelating flocculant xanthated chitosan."

In this paper, the removal performance and mechanism of xanthated chitosan (XCTS) towards heavy metal ions are investigated. XCTS possesses both strong chelating abilities and excellent flocculation properties, which can effectively remove several kinds of heavy metal ions, such as Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn. It has a good potential for practical application. In a flocculation test of a mixed component solution, the removal rates of Cr, Cu and Cd reach 100%, 100% and 99.1%, respectively. The removal rates are significantly greater than that of a single component solution. It indicates that there is a synergistic effect between different metal ions. Moreover, the selectivity of XCTS for Cr and Cu is obviously superior to that for Cd; XCTS is easier to combine with the heavy metal ions belonging to hard acids.

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Name: Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
ISSN: 0273-1223
Pages: 2289-2297

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