Separation of Co(II) ions from water resources by natural zeolite (clinoptilolite)

Jakupi, Shaban and Lisickov, Kiril and Golomeova, Mirjana and Atkovska, Katerina and Marinkovski, Mirko (2016) Separation of Co(II) ions from water resources by natural zeolite (clinoptilolite). Zaštita materijala i životne sredine, 5 (1). pp. 57-66. ISSN 1800-9573

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The contemporary trends in green separation processes impose the need for application of natural, low-cost and high-efficiency selective adsorbents within the processes for the treatment of drinking water supplies. Lately, nano-porous inorganic sorbents represent an ongoing trend for elimination of heavy metals from water resources. Natural zeolite clinoptilolite was used as a potential raw material for the purpose of removal of Co ions from model solutions. The experimental results were obtained in a laboratory scale batch glass reactor with continuous stirring at 400 rpm. The effects of operational parameters such as the initial concentration of Co ions in the aqueous solution, the mass of the nano-porous adsorbent and the pH were studied to optimize the conditions for maximum removal of Co ions.

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: 15 Sep 2016 13:19
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 13:19

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