A ligand-containing porous membrane was prepared by radiation-induced graft polymerization of an epoxy-group-containing monomer of glycidyl methacrylate onto a polyethylene porous hollow-fiber membrane and by subsequent conversion of the epoxy group to an N-methylglucamino (NMG) group at a density of 0.78 mmol/g of the membrane. Sb(V) solution was permeated through the NMG-ligand-containing porous hollow-fiber membrane. Optimum pH for Sb(V) recovery was 3.0. Breakthrough curves of Sb (V) overlapped irrespective of residence times of Sb (V) in the membrane, due to negligible diffusional mass-transfer resistance. Maximum amount of Sb (V) adsorbed was 130 mg/g-membrane, which was equivalent to 1.3 binding molar ratio. Repeated usage of the membrane for adsorption and elution was possible.
- Membrane separation
- Polyol ligand
- Porous hollow-fiber membrane
- Radiation-induced graft polymerization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geochemistry and Petrology
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology