JOURNAL OF INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC POLYMERS AND MATERIALS, cilt.27, ss.427-435, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
In this paper, Cu(II), Fe(III), Pb(II), and Zn(II) heavy metal ions were removed from their aqueous solutions by using novel inorganic-organic hybrid materials, Al-GPTS-H and Al-GPTS-NaOSiMe3-H (hybrid material- 1 and 2, respectively), and their oxides (calcined-1 and 2) as adsorbents. These ions removal by adsorption was optimized by using response surface methodology (RSM). Central composite design (CCD) method was used in order to investigate the effects of initial pH, initial metal concentration of solutions and adsorbent quantity on the adsorption efficiency (R, %). As a result of the experiments under optimum conditions, the maximum % R values were obtained by hybrid material-1 for Fe(III) (99.89%) and by calcined material-1 for Pb(II) (97.14%), respectively. These quite high adsorption efficiency values have shown that these hybrid materials and their oxides are suitable to use for heavy metal ions removal from aqueous solutions.