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Sorption of Cu(II) and Ni(II) ions in the presence of the methylglycinediacetic acid by microporous ion exchangers and sorbents from aqueous solutions

  • Justyna Jachuła EMAIL logo , Dorota Kołodyńska and Zbigniew Hubicki
From the journal Open Chemistry


In the presented paper the use of a novel environmentally friendly aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent trisodium salt of methylglycinediacetic acid (MGDA) to inactivate various metal ions by complex formation in microporous anion exchangers and sorbents was tested. MGDA is a new generation of chelator, undergoing biodegradation. The removal of Cu(II) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solutions in the presence of MGDA on microporous anion exchangers of the Lewatit group with different basicity of functional centres as well as on nitrolite and clinoptilolite was described. The studies were carried out by the dynamic (column) and the static (batch) methods. The influence of several parameters such as the concentration of analyzed metal ions, pH and temperature were studied with respect to sorption equilibrium. The sorption isotherms were obtained and fitted using the Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) models. Kinetic curves were also fitted using pseudo first order, pseudo second order as well as the intraparticle diffusion model equations to evaluate the most effective one.

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