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Academic Journal of Materials & Chemistry, 2024, 5(2); doi: 10.25236/AJMC.2024.050201.

Morphology Study of the Adsorbent from Waste Eggshell by Scanning Electron Microscopy Combined with Fractal Analysis and Adsorbent Regeneration


Bingquan Wang, Jie Xu

Corresponding Author:
Jie Xu

Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266042, China


As an abundant bio-based renewable material, waste eggshell (WES) is useful to adsorb heavy metal ions from water, but its structure features and performance of reuse lack deep understanding. For the first time, based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) study, fractal theory was applied to reveal the pore structure feature of waste eggshell and its self-similarity was described in terms of fractal dimension. Taking Cu(II) ion as a typical heavy metal ion, by experimental comparison, the used WES can be better regenerated by NaCl solution without adsorbent loss than by EDTA solution.


Fractal analysis; Reuse; Waste egg shell; Adsorbent; Heavy metal ion

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Bingquan Wang, Jie Xu. Morphology Study of the Adsorbent from Waste Eggshell by Scanning Electron Microscopy Combined with Fractal Analysis and Adsorbent Regeneration. Academic Journal of Materials & Chemistry (2024) Vol. 5, Issue 2: 1-6. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMC.2024.050201.


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