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Zeolite - A Natural Filter Material for Lead Polluted Water

Corina Ioana Neamţu
  • Faculty of Engineering Materials and the Environment/ Environmental Engineering Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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  • Faculty of Engineering Materials and the Environment/ Environmental Engineering Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Published Online: 2014-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/aucts-2014-0010

Abstract

Reducing the concentration of lead ions in a wastewater using zeolite has proven to be a successful water treatement method, all over the world. Putting the two media (solid and liquid) in contact in static conditions had good results regarding the concentration of the filtered solution, the pH and the electric conductivity, depending on the values of certain parameters such as the amount of the zeolite, volume of the solution or interaction time. The present study highlights the zeolite ability to retain the lead ions from a solution, in dynamic interaction conditions between the two environments, in a short interaction time. The results confirmed the effectiveness of ion exchange water treatment method in the conditions set, emphasizing once again the properties of the filter material - the zeolite

Keywords: zeolite; ion exchange; groundwater pollution

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Published Online: 2014-12-30

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Citation Information: ACTA Universitatis Cibiniensis, ISSN (Online) 1583-7149, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/aucts-2014-0010.

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