Accession Number:

ADA495762

Title:

Chelating Polymers and Environmental Remediation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending Nov 2008

Corporate Author:

DYNAMIC SCIENCE INC PHOENIX AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Although there are many approaches to clean up wastewater and soil contaminated with heavy metals and other industrial pollutants, remediation with chelating polymers is one of the most versatile and inexpensive methods. The polymer ligands efficiency and selectivity for particular metal ions are two important parameters that can be controlled by ligand type, ligand density, solubility of the polymer, as well as operating pH. An overview of remediating polymers and ligands currently in use as well as an outlook for the future directions of chelating polymer design are presented in this work.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE