Record number :
2391929
Title of article :
Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Polymethyl Methacrylate Grafted oatmeal: A potential Flocculant for Wastewater Treatment
Author/Authors :
Bharti، S. نويسنده Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi-835215, Jharkhand, India , , Mishra، S. نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
فصلنامه با شماره پیاپی 37 سال 2016
Pages :
10
From page :
169
To page :
178
Abstract :
The studies report the synthesis of novel graft copolymer of oatmeal. Polymethyl methacrylate grafting was carried out on oatmeal backbone via ‘microwave assisted’ approach. The graft copolymers were optimized by varying monomer and CAN concentration. The synthesized graft copolymers were characterized by intrinsic viscosity, FTIR, TGA, SEM, Elemental Analysis, number average molecular weight and solubility. All the grades of graft copolymers were assessed for its potential application as a flocculant in 1 wt% coal-fine suspension, 0.25 wt% kaolin suspension and municipal wastewater using standard ‘jar test’ protocol. The flocculation efficacy of synthesized graft copolymers was compared with commercially available coagulant (alum) in 1 wt% coal-fine and 0.25 wt% kaolin suspensions and was found to exhibit better potential as a flocculant than alum and oatmeal. Among diverse grades of graft copolymers, OAT-g-PMMA-5 exhibits higher percentage grafting, intrinsic viscosity and flocculation efficacy for removal of heavy metal ions, suspended particles and organic loads from wastewater.
Journal title :
International Journal of Environmental Research(IJER)
Serial Year :
2016
Link To Document :
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