WIT Press


Performance Of Chitosan As A Primary Coagulant For The Wastewater Treatment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP990051

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,151 kb

Author(s)

M-B. Gidas, O. Garnier, N.K. Gidas

Abstract

Chitosan (l,4,2-amino-2-deoxy- p-D-glucan), a component of the shell of marine crustaceans, is one of the most abundant organic polymers present in nature. Because of its positive charge and molecular structure, chitosan possesses valuable properties as a metal-recovering and water-purifying agent. Given the increasing use of chemical coagulants to improve the water treatment process, studying chitosan has become very important. The goal of this study was the performance of chitosan as a primary coagulant for the removal of copper (Cu^) a

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