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Polymeric Forms of Al13and Silicon Compounds as Unconventional Binding Agents for some Toxic Metals in Soils

Aleksandra Badora
Published Online: 2018-09-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mipo-2017-0006


Own studies and literature data allowed for the evaluation of sorbents in view of the general verification criteria, which are necessary for any sorbent to be applied with no harm to the environment. Polymeric forms of Al13and Si compounds are examples of mineral sorbents that influence metals' toxicity in the environment.

Keywords p: olymeric forms of Al13; Si compounds; metals binding


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Received: 2017-04-23

Accepted: 2017-11-20

Published Online: 2018-09-15

Published in Print: 2018-09-01

Citation Information: Mineralogia, Volume 47, Issue 1-4, Pages 29–37, ISSN (Online) 1899-8526, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mipo-2017-0006.

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