Boron Recovery in Sediment and Plant by Pervaporation
Boron, which must be present in the soil for plant growth, has a toxic effect if it reaches high doses. For this reason, the amount of boron in the soil is important and excess boron must be removed from the soil. For this purpose, boron recovery studies in sediment and plant samples were carried out using hydrophilic membranes. In this study, boron recovery in sediment and plant samples was carried out by pervaporation method with hydrophilic blended membrane (HCM) prepared using hydrophilic poly(vinyl alcohol) and hydrophilic chitosan-g-poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide). Using sediment and plant samples, tests were carried out under pH 6.5 and room temperature conditions and analyzed on the ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry) device.