Effect of Competing Cations (Cu, Zn, Mn, Pb) Adsorbed by Zeolite Bearing Tuff from Macedonia

Zendelska, Afrodita and Golomeova, Mirjana and Golomeov, Blagoj and Krstev, Boris (2018) Effect of Competing Cations (Cu, Zn, Mn, Pb) Adsorbed by Zeolite Bearing Tuff from Macedonia. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 17 (1). pp. 21-24. ISSN 2395-3454 (Online)

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Abstract

Zeolite bearing tuff (stilbite 27%) from Vetunica deposit, Republic of Macedonia was investigated as an adsorbent for removal of copper, zinc, manganese and lead ions from synthetic aqueous solutions. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the presence of competing cations on the individual adsorption of Cu2+, Pb2+, Zn2+ and Mn2+ from a solution containing a mixture of all these metal ions, by zeolite bearing tuff. The obtained results show that the adsorption of studied ions in single and multi-component solution onto zeolite bearing tuff occurs efficiently. The amount adsorbed from multicomponent solutions was affected significantly, except for Pb2+ where the difference between single and multi-component solution is minimal, almost insignificant. The selectivity of zeolite bearing tuff was also determined for the respective heavy metal ions. The selectivity series obtained for single and multi-component solution was: Pb2+ > Cu2+ > Zn2+ > Mn2+.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Afrodita Zendelska
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 08:04
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 08:04
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/19728

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