Chabazite and phillipsite, two zeolites widespread in many volcaniclastic deposits in central-southern Italy, were evaluated as cation exchangers for the removal of copper and zinc from aqueous solution. Equilibrium and kinetics of copper and zinc exchange reactions for sodium were investigated in order to verify the selectivity and the uptake rate of both zeolites for these heavy metals. Thermodynamic quantities, such as equilibrium constant, K-a, and Delta G degrees, as well as rate constant, K, were computed, and they showed that Na-chabazite displays a moderate selectivity and a favorable kinetics for copper, whereas in ail the other cases uses in wastewater treatment are not recommended.
|Titolo:||Evaluation of natural phillipsite and chabazite as cation exchangers for copper and zinc|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1998|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|