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Ehsan Salehi

Ehsan Salehi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4409-1242
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 25643697300
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-32625020

Research

Title
Wholly Heterocycles‑Based Polyamide–Sulfide Containing Pyridine and Thiazole Rings: A Super‑Adsorbent Polymer for Lead Removal
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Adsorption · Lead Removal · Wholly heterocycle polyamide · The Langmuir isotherm
Year
2019
Journal Journal of Polymers and the Environment
DOI
Researchers Vahid Vatanpour ، Ehsan Salehi ، Niloofar Gavari ، Hamidreza Rezania ، Abbas Shockravi ، Morteza Ehsani

Abstract

Wholly heterocycles-based polyamide-sulfide (PAS) containing pyridine and thiazole rings with thioether linkage was synthesized and used as a novel adsorbent for lead ion removal from water. The polymer adsorbent was fully characterized via FTIR, NMR and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The thermal properties of the synthesized polyamide were also studied by thermogravimetric analysis and the outcome showed that the polymer has a good to moderate thermal stability. The SEM was used to investigate the morphology of the wholly heterocycles-based polyamide and the outcomes displayed a porous and globular-like morphology, which guarantee effective metal adsorption. Pb(II) ion removal capacity of the synthesized polymer was studied by varying the contact time and the adsorbent concentration. The maximum removal of Pb(II) was obtained as 99%. Equilibrium behavior and kinetic of the adsorption were also investigated using prevalent isotherm and kinetic models. The adsorption capacity was obtained to be around 714 mg g−1. The Langmuir isotherm and the pseudo-second order kinetic model suggested superior agreement with the equilibrium and kinetic adsorption data, respectively. Generally, the results of this research demonstrated that the synthesized polymer is a super-adsorbent for heavy metal removal from water.