DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, cilt.56, ss.736-743, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The present work deals with removal of arsenic from aqueous solutions by ultrafiltration assisted with polyacrylamide as an environmental friendly complexing polymer. The system performance was evaluated in relation to quality of permeate in terms of operating variables as feed concentration of arsenic ions (C-o, gL(-1)), ratio of polymer to arsenic (r, w/w), and pH of feed solution. The effect of the operating variables and maximum arsenic removal efficiency was determined by adopting design of experiments and response surface methodology under different conditions for this polymer. The experimental data were analyzed with a second order polynomial model validated by statistical analysis. Based on the response model developed, the maximum removal efficiency, close to 100%, of arsenic ions has been obtained at optimum operating parameters as C-o: 150 gL(-1), r: 2, and pH 10.