Adsorption of copper ions from aqueous solutions on natural zeolite

Zendelska, Afrodita and Golomeova, Mirjana and Blažev, Krsto and Krstev, Boris and Golomeov, Blagoj and Krstev, Aleksandar (2015) Adsorption of copper ions from aqueous solutions on natural zeolite. Environment Protection Engineering, 41 (4). pp. 17-36. ISSN 0324-8828 (print) 2450-260X (online)

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The adsorption of copper ions from synthetic aqueous solutions on natural zeolite (clinoptilolite) was examined. In order to determine the rate of adsorption and the copper uptake at equilibrium, a series of experiments were performed under batch conditions from single ion solutions. Equilibrium data were evaluated based on adsorption (Langmuir and Freundlich) isotherms. The adsorption kinetics is reasonably fast. In the first 20 min of the experiment, approximately 80% of Cu2+ ions is adsorbed from the solutions. Data obtained from the kinetic experiments have been described by the pseudo-second order kinetic model as well as by the Weber–Morris and Furusawa–Smith models.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Chemical engineering
Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Engineering and Technology > Materials engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Afrodita Zendelska
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 10:33
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 10:36

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