Bio-Inspired phosphate adsorption by Copper-Decorated weak base anion exchanger

Biplab K. Mahata, Sue min Chang*, Purnendu Bose


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Hybrid-based phosphate adsorbents have high adsorption ability but are challenged with regeneration because of strong bonding. Inspired by phosphate-binding proteins (PBPs) which reached a trade-off between high adsorption and regeneration ability by binding phosphate species with multiple hydrogen bonds, a weak-base anion (WBA) exchange resin was decorated with Cu2+ ions to develop an alternative advanced phosphate adsorbent. Different from the role of metal species in the promoted adsorption of existing hybrid-based adsorbents, the Cu2+ ions mainly drove phosphate diffusion from the liquid to the resin and then induced the phosphate species to bond with multiple –NH2+/–NH groups. Such adsorption exhibited a high entropy (ΔS0 = 132.47 J/mol-K) and was highly exergonic (ΔG0 = -16.83 ∼ -20.14 kJ/mol). Moreover, it enhanced the phosphate selectivity because the driving force for the sorption process originated from the complexation. During the regeneration, the Cu2+-to-Cu-O- transformation could occur under weak alkaline conditions and repelled the adsorbed phosphate species to facilitate desorption. Therefore, the Cu-WBA resin not only exhibited high phosphate adsorptions (31.94 to 61.03 mg-P/g) and high competing-anion tolerance but also was successfully recovered with a diluted NaOH solution (0.05 N). Detailed adsorption behaviors under different pHs, temperatures, and interference of competing anions were examined, and the mechanisms were elucidated.

期刊Separation and Purification Technology
出版狀態Published - 1 9月 2022


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