Adsorption characterization of Pb(ii) ions onto iodate doped chitosan composite: equilibrium and kinetic studies

Asha H. Gedam, Rajendra S. Dongre
  • RSC Advances, January 2015, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c5ra09899h

Adsorption of Pb (II) ions onto iodate doped chitosan composite.

What is it about?

Today heavy metal removal from water is of prime importance from the environmental point of view. The present article focused on the removal of one such heavy metal i.e. lead from water using iodate doped chitosan composite. Several chitosan based composites/biocomposites has been reported, but the novelty of present research is that the chitosan has been doped with iodate which has not been reported in previous literature.

Why is it important?

Several chitosan based adsorbents for heavy metal removal has been studied. The present research work is also focused on the Pb(II) ion removal but the novelty lies in the synthesis and modification of chitosan by using iodate. This iodate doped chitosan composite has not been reported in the previous literature for the removal of Pb(II) ions and also not for the other heavy metal ions removal from water.


Dr. Asha H. Gedam
Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Nagpur

The present work is related with the environmental clean up issues. The above research work is useful for those researchers who are dealing with heavy metal removal from water. It is also fruitful from materials chemistry point of view in order to synthesize the effective and novel adsorbents.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr. Asha H. Gedam and Dr Rajendra Sukhadeorao Dongre