Chemical modification of in natura collagen by acidic catalysis – structural characterization and mechanistic features of Cd(II) sorption by solution microcalorimetry

ABSTRACT Chemically-modified in natura collage was prepared under acidic catalysis for using in sorption of Cd(II) from aqueous solutions. Simultaneous determination of the quantity and energetic parameters of Cd(II) sorption on PGA-scale at pH 8.0 were determined using solution microcalorimetry (SM). The calorimetric enthalpies of Cd(II) sorption on PGA-scale are all exothermic, and Cd(II) adsorption energies decrease as temperature increases. The maximum sorption capacity of PGA-scale for Cd(II) (438 μmol g-1) is superior with many sorption data reported in the literature. Characterization and SM indicate that the main sites for Cd(II) sorption are located in the collagen structure of PGA-scale. It was found that the interactions PGA-scale/Cd(II) are mainly due to chemisorption and diffusion may occur at the PGA-scale/Cd(II) interface. The results of this study underline the good features of PGA-scale as a promising material for sorption of Cd(II) from aqueous media.