volume 18, issue 8, P5624-5635 2018
DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2018.15433
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Abstract: The preparation, characterization and application of chitosan (CS) based electrospun nanofiber membrane for the adsorptive removal of Cu(II) from water were systematically investigated. Homogeneous, porous polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/CS nanofiber membrane with amorphous structure, and average fiber diameter of 49 nm was successfully fabricated. The adsorption of Cu(II) onto the positively charged PVA/CS nanofiber membrane (pH < 6) was due to chemisorption rather than electrostatic adherence, and was highly pH-depe…

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