Effect of Binders on Porous Properties, Surface Chemical Properties and Adsorption Characteristics of Granular Adsorbents from Sewage Sludge

  • Liheng LIU Chongqing University
  • Yan LIN Chongqing University
  • Yuanyuan LIU Chongqing University
  • Qiang HE Chongqing University
Keywords: granular adsorbents, sewage sludge, binders, porous and surface chemical properties, methylene blue adsorption


To investigate the influence of binders on porous properties, surface chemical properties and methylene blue adsorption characteristics of granular adsobnts from sewage sludge, four samples(G1, G2, G3 and G4) respectively using soluble starch, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium silicate and calcium sulfate as binders and a sample without binder (G0) were prepared by carbonization method. The pore structure and surface characterization of samples prepared show that G1 and G2 have many microporous and mesoporous pores while the activation of sodium silicate and calcium sulfate cause that G1 and G2 are typical mesoporous adsorbents. The FTIR spectra of all samples suggest that the major differences of surface functional groups are between 1000-1200 cm-1 and 400-800 cm-1. Langmuir model fitted the methylene blue (MB) adsorption data better, and the MB adsorption of G0, G1, G2, G3 and G4 are 56.50, 40.32, 33.44, 29.33 and 71.94mg/g, respectively.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.20.4.6031