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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 2893-2902

Application of Chemically Modified Chitosan for Removal of Arsenic from Water: A Column Bed Experiment
Ashutosh Kumar Singh1*, S.P. Shukla1, Saurav Kumar1, Priyanka Sahu and Neeraj Kumar2
1Aquatic Environment and Health Management Division, ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Panch Marg, Off Yari Road, Versova, Mumbai, Maharastra-400061, India
2School of Edaphic Stress Management, ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati- 413 115, Pune Maharashtra, India
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A low cost column mode device was designed and fabricated for removal of trivalent and pentavalent arsenic from water. The chemically modified chitosan was entrapped in polyurethane matrix and used as a column bed for adsorption for both the forms of arsenic. The chemical modification of chitosan was achieved by pre-treatment with ferrous oxide manganese oxide. The column bed exhibited 75% of As(III) and 72 % of As(V) removal at 1000 ppb concentration. The flow rate of the arsenic solution through column matrix directly influenced the removal and the flow rate of 100 mL min-1showed two to three folds higher removal of arsenic as compared to 200 mL min-1. The design and the process of preparation of chemically modified chitosan are the novel findings of the study.

Keywords: Column, Adsorption, Arsenic, Chemical modification, Chitosan

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Ashutosh Kumar Singh, S.P. Shukla, Saurav Kumar, Priyanka Sahu and Neeraj Kumar. 2019. Application of Chemically Modified Chitosan for Removal of Arsenic from Water: A Column Bed Experiment.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 2893-2902. doi:
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