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Application of heterogeneous adsorbents in removal of dimethyl phthalate: Equilibrium and heat

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  • Jun Wu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
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  • Zhengwen Xu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
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  • Weiming Zhang,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
    2. National Engineering Research Center for Organic Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing 210046, P.R. China
    • State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
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  • Lu Lv,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
    2. State Environmental Protection Engineering Center for Organic Chemical Industrial Waste Water Disposal and Resources Reuse, Nanjing 210046, P.R. China
    • School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
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  • Bingcai Pan,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
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  • Guangze Nie,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
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  • Minghui Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
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  • Qiong Du

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
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Abstract

Aminated resin (NDA-101) and oxidized resin (NDA-702) were synthesized to remove Dimethyl phthalate (DMP) from the contaminated water. The equilibrium and heat properties in the course of adsorption process were examined and compared with two commercial heterogeneous adsorbents, namely an acrylic ester resin (Amberlite XAD-7) and a coal-based granular activated carbon (AC-750). The associated equilibrium isotherms can be well fitted by Freundlich equation and the adsorption capacities for DMP followed the order: NDA-702 > NDA-101 > AC-750 > XAD-7. The surface of XAD-7 was demonstrated to be relatively homogeneous through surface energy heterogeneity analysis, offering the sole hydrogen bonding interaction. Contrarily, heterogeneous surface of oxidized resins NDA-702 and the aminated resins NDA-101 exhibited a promising adsorption capacity and affinity toward DMP probably derived by multiple hydrogen bonding, π–π stacking, and micropore filling interactions. © 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE J, 2010

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