Removal of heavy metals from mine wastewater using zeolite bearing tuff

Golomeova, Mirjana and Zendelska, Afrodita and Blažev, Krsto and Krstev, Boris and Golomeov, Blagoj (2015) Removal of heavy metals from mine wastewater using zeolite bearing tuff. In: VIII Стучно советување со меѓународно учество Подекс-Повекс 2015, 13-15 Nov 2015, Krusevo, Macedonia.

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This paper presents the results of the examination of the possibility of applying
zeolite bearing tuff, as a natural material, for the removal of heavy metals (copper, zinc,
manganese and lead) from mine water.
The experiments were performed on wastewater taken from drainage water from Svinja
River above horizont XV from The mine of lead and zinc "SASA" in Makedonska Kamenica
and The copper mine "Bucim" in Radovis.
From the analysis can be concluded that zeolite bearing tuff successfully removes heavy
metals (copper, manganese, zinc and lead) from mining wastewater. By treating these water
with zeolite bearing tuff, the concentration of heavy metals are reduced and the pH value are
increased, so it can be released into natural waterways as water from the III and IV class.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: zeolite bearing tuff, stilbite, heavy metals
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Engineering and Technology > Materials engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Afrodita Zendelska
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 13:35
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 13:35

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