JEAS  Vol.9 No.1 , March 2019
Swelling Performance Studies of Acrylamide/Potassium 3-Sulfopropyl Methacrylate/Sodium Alginate/Bentonite Biohybrid Sorbent Hydrogels in Binary Mixtures of Water-Solvent

In this study, it was to investigate the swelling performance of novel biohybrid composite hydrogel sorbents containing acrylamide/potassium 3-sulfopropyl methacrylate/sodium alginate/bentonite in water and binary mixtures of water-solvent. Novel hydrogels were synthesized with free radical solution polymerization by using ammonium persulfate/N,N,N’,N’-tetramethylethylenediamine as redox initiating pair in presence of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate as crosslinker. Swelling experiments were performed in water and binary mixtures of water-solvent (acetone, methanol and tetrahydrofuran) at 25°C, gravimetrically. Some swelling and diffusion properties of the hydrogels were calculated and they were discussed for the biohybrid/hybrid hydrogel systems prepared under various formulations. It has been seen the lower equilibrium percentage swelling ratio values (62% - 124%) in all solvent compositions in comparison with the equilibrium percentage swelling ratio values in water (718% - 2055%). Consequently, the hydrogel systems developed in this study could serve as a potential device for water and water-solvent binary mixtures.

Cite this paper: Karadağ, E., Öztürk, Z.D.K., Üzüm, Ö.B. and Kundakcı, S. (2019) Swelling Performance Studies of Acrylamide/Potassium 3-Sulfopropyl Methacrylate/Sodium Alginate/Bentonite Biohybrid Sorbent Hydrogels in Binary Mixtures of Water-Solvent. Journal of Encapsulation and Adsorption Sciences, 9, 35-61. doi: 10.4236/jeas.2019.91003.

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