In the present study, the sorption of lead by the natural and Fe(III)-modified zeolite (clinoptilolite) is described. The characterization of the natural zeolite-rich rock and the Fe(III)-modified form was performed by chemical analysis, point of the zero charge (pHpzc), X-ray powder diffraction, applying the Rietveld/RIR method for the quantitative phase analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. The effects of sorbents dose and the initial lead concentrations on its sorption by two sorbents were investigated. For both sorbents, it was determined that at lower initial concentrations of lead, ion exchange of inorganic cations in zeolites with lead, together with uptake of hydrogen dominated, while at higher initial lead concentrations beside these processes, chemisorption of lead occurred. Significantly higher sorption of lead was achieved with Fe(III)-modified zeolite. From sorption isotherms, maximum sorbed amounts of lead, under the applied experimental conditions, were 66 mg/g for the natural and 133 mg/g for Fe(III)modified zeolite. The best fit of experimental data was achieved with the Freundlich model (R-2 >= 0.94).
Removal of lead from aqueous solutions by using the natural and Fe(III)-modified zeolite / D. Kragovic, A. Dakovic, Ž. Sekulic, M. Trgo, M. Ugrina, J. Peric, G.D. Gatta. - In: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE. - ISSN 0169-4332. - 258:8(2012), pp. 3667-3673.
|Titolo:||Removal of lead from aqueous solutions by using the natural and Fe(III)-modified zeolite|
GATTA, GIACOMO DIEGO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Natural zeolite; Fe(III)-modified zeolite; Heavy metals; Lead; Sorption|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/09 - Georisorse Miner.Appl.Mineral.-Petrogr.per l'amb.e i Beni Cul|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||8-dic-2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.12.002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|