Removal of silver ions on calcined verde-lodo bentonite clay: Equilibrium study

Manuella L. Cantuaria, Ambrósio F. De Almeida Neto, Eric S. Nascimento, Onélia A.A. Dos Santos, Melissa G.A. Vieira*

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Abstract

The removal of heavy metals from industrial wastewater has been discussed in several research studies due its environmental and economic importance. Among the used methods, adsorption on bentonite clays has demonstrated a high removal potential for several metals ions. In this study, the component studied is silver since it is a valuable material commonly used in many industrial processes. The equilibrium study of silver adsorption onto calcined Verde-lodo bentonite was conducted in batch. Adsorption experiments were performed to study the adsorption capacity of Verde-lodo clay. Equilibrium isotherms were obtained in four different temperatures (273 K, 293 K, 313 K and 333 K) and fitted to Langmuir, Freundlich and D-R models towards to evaluate adsorption and thermodynamic parameters. Different eluents were tested to verify their desorption capacity seeking the regeneration of the adsorbent. Then, a second adsorption cycle was performed in order to verify if the adsorbent has maintained its adsorption capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Book seriesChemical engineering transactions
Volume39
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Pages (from-to)667-672
Number of pages6
ISSN2283-9216
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2014
Event17th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 23. Aug 201427. Aug 2014

Conference

Conference17th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2014
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period23/08/201427/08/2014

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