Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2016, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (3): 30301-030301.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2016.rrj.34.030301

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Adsorption effects of quaternary ammonium-based ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber on Au(Ⅲ) ions

LI Guangzhen1, GAO Qianhong2,3, HU Jiangtao2, LI Rong2, XING Zhe2, WU Guozhong2,4   

  1. 1 Pingxiang College, Pingxiang 337000, China;
    2 Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiading Campus, Shanghai 201800, China;
    3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    4 School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Received:2015-10-30 Revised:2015-12-30 Online:2016-06-20 Published:2016-01-18
  • About author:LI Guangzhen, female, was born in May 1972; graduated with master degree in East China Normal University in 2007; mainly engaged in chemical education-related research as a lecturer. E-mail:


The adsorption behavior of Au(Ⅲ) ions on the quaternary ammonium-based ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber (UHMWPE) fibrous adsorbent (UHMWPE-g-P(GMA-co-MA)-TETA-GTA) prepared by pre-irradiation grafting technique was investigated, while influences of initial pH value of the solution, Au(Ⅲ) ion concentrations and temperature were also concerned. The results showed that the adsorption equilibrium of UHMWPE-g-P (GMA-co-MA)-TETA-GTA fiber for Au(Ⅲ) adsorption could be reached within 180 min and the adsorption capacity reached maximum(355 mg/g) at pH=3. Adsorption kinetic pattern is in good agreement with the pseudo-second-order model, and the Langmuir isotherm model fits the adsorption equilibrium data well. This adsorption reaction is an exothermic reaction entropy reduction.

Key words: Au(Ⅲ), Adsorption, Quaternary ammonium functional groups, Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber

CLC Number: 

  • TL13