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Possibility of Modification of Zeolites by Iron Oxides and its Utilization for Removal of Pb(II) from Water Solutions

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Author(s): Marek Matik | Miroslava Václavíková | Slavomír Hredzák | Michal Lovás | Štefan Jakabský

Journal: Acta Montanistica Slovaca
ISSN 1335-1788

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 418;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: zeolite | magnetic modification | adsorption

ABSTRACT
Ion-exchange properties of cations from lattice and ions from solutions are characteristic for zeolites. Zeolites as sorbents are used in many branches of industry. Ion-exchange reactions of cations on zeolites have been a theme of many works. With the exception of using natural zeolites as the sorbent, a modification of surface of zeolites and preparation of synthetic zeolites has received interest lately. One of the common modification of zeolites is modification by iron oxides, which increases capacity of adsorption. In this work, we prepared a modified zeolite by the precipitation of magnetite on the surface of zeolite. This new adsorbent was used to remove of Pb(II) from waste water. The maximum adsorption capacity was 73,25 mg/g from the solution of Pb with the concentration of 400 mg/l.
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