TITLE

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE REMOVAL OF LEAD, CADMIUM AND ZINC IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY NATURAL AND Fe(III)-MODIFIED ZEOLITE

AUTHOR(S)
MIHAJLOVIĆ, MARIJA T.; LAZAREVIĆ, SLAVICA S.; JANKOVIĆ-ČASTVAN, IVONA M.; JOKIĆ, BOJAN M.; JANAĆKOVIĆ, DJORDJE T.; PETROVIĆ, RADA D.
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly;2014, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p283
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The main purpose of this research was to explain the differences in the adsorption mechanisms and adsorption capacities of natural and Fe(III)-modified zeolite for Pb2+, Zn2+ and Cd2+. The adsorbents were characterized with respect to their phase composition, morphology, specific surface area, cation exchange capacity and point of zero charge. Batch adsorption experiments were performed as a function of the initial ion concentration and temperature, at constant initial pH value of 5.5±0.1. The adsorption isotherms at 25, 40, 55 and 70 °C suggest that the sequence of adsorption efficiency of both zeolites is Pb2+ > Zn2+ > Cd2+. The adsorption capacities of both zeolites increased with increasing temperature. The equilibrium adsorption data were best described by the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. This study revealed that the adsorption capacity of the Fe(III)-modified zeolite is much higher than that of natural zeolite for all investigated ions owing to the higher: specific adsorption caused by the new functional groups formed on the zeolite surface, ion exchange due to the presence of easily exchangeable ions, and hydroxide precipitation caused by higher point of zero charge of the Fe(III)-modified zeolite compared to natural zeolite.
ACCESSION #
97003408

 

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