Selective Adsorption of Nitrate by a Macroporous Acrylic Anion Exchange Resin: Effect of the Competing Anions

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Volume 4, 3 Issues, 2017

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Jong Moon Park
Department of Chemical Engineering
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Pohang, Kyungbuk

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Selective Adsorption of Nitrate by a Macroporous Acrylic Anion Exchange Resin: Effect of the Competing Anions

Current Environmental Engineering, 1(1): 10-16.

Author(s): Haiou Song, Changming Wang, Baijun Wang, Yeli Jiang, Zhijian Yao, Aimin Li, Rong Ma and Yang Zhou.

Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210023, P.R. China.


A novel macroporous anion exchange resin (NDP-5) has been successfully developed for selectivity removing nitrate utilizing the acrylic cross-linked polymer skeleton. The process of the nitrate adsorption onto NDP-5 resin follows the Freundlich model, the pseudo-first-order and the pseudo-second-order kinetic models well. Compared to the commercial resin D213, NDP-5 resin displays more preferable adsorption ability toward NO 3 from the model solution at the presence of the competing anion (Cl, HCO 3 or SO 4 2− ) at much greater levels. The contrastive experiment results showed that SO 4 2− with the divalent negative charges has a small effect on the sorption selectivity of NDP-5 resin functionalized with triethylamine at the exchange sites. The equilibrium adsorption capacity of NDP-5 resin is 3.2 times higher than that of D213 at initial concentration with the molar ratio of 1/30 (NO 3 /SO 4 2− , N/N). Batch and column adsorption demonstrated concentrations of equivalence ratio that nitrate sorbed on NDP-5 resin could result in its conspicuous decrease. These observations pointed out that NDP-5 resin is a promising adsorbent for nitrate selective removal from the model solution.


Selectivity, nitrate, acrylic, resin, competing anions.

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Article Details

Volume: 1
Issue Number: 1
First Page: 10
Last Page: 16
Page Count: 7
DOI: 10.2174/2212717801666140307002811
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