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International Journal of Chemical Technology
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 88-93
DOI: 10.3923/ijct.2010.88.93
 
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Selecting Kaolinite Clay for Copper Removal in Batch and Fixed Bed Column Systems

Saad Mohamed El-Said

Abstract:
The studies were concerned in removal of Cu (II) from the synthetic waste water using kaolinite clay-sequencing both batch and fixed bed reactor systems. Batch studies revealed that the initial uptake of copper ion on kaolinite clay was rapid and equilibrium was established about in 1 h. The adsorption isotherm studies clearly indicated that the adsorptive behavior of metal ions on kaolinite clay not only the Langmuir assumptions but also the Freundlich Ion-exchange and surface adsorption might be involved in the adsorption process of copper on kaolinite clay. In fixed bed column modeling, adsorption of copper on kaolinite clay at three different flow rates was investigated. The column having a diameter of 2 cm, with different bed depths such as 10, 20 and 30 cm and Thomas’ kinetic parameters were calculated. The experimental results demonstrated that kaolinite clay can be used as an effective adsorbent for removing Cu2+ from aqueous solutions.
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How to cite this article:

Saad Mohamed El-Said , 2010. Selecting Kaolinite Clay for Copper Removal in Batch and Fixed Bed Column Systems. International Journal of Chemical Technology, 2: 88-93.

DOI: 10.3923/ijct.2010.88.93

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijct.2010.88.93

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