Adsorption Characteristics of Lithium Ions from Aqueous Solution using a Novel Adsorbent SAN-LMO Beads

수중의 리튬 이온 회수를 위한 새로운 흡착제인 SAN-LMO 비드의 제조

  • Received : 2014.12.07
  • Accepted : 2015.03.02
  • Published : 2015.05.30


In order to recover lithium ions from aqueous solution, a novel SAN-LMO beads were prepared by immobilizing lithium manganese oxide (LMO) with styrene acrylonitrile copolymers (SAN). The optimum condition for synthesis of SAN-LMO beads was 5 g of LMO and 3 g of SAN content. The characterization of the prepared SAN-LMO beads by SEM and XRD were confirmed that LMO was immobilized in SAN-LMO beads. The removal and the distribution coefficient of lithium ions decreased with increasing lithium ion concentration and solution pH. Even when the prepared SAN-LMO beads were reused 5 times, the leakage of LMO and the damage of SAN-LMO beads was not observed.


Adsorption;Immobilization;Lithium;Lithium manganese oxide (LMO);Styrene acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN)


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