Use of Surfactant-Modified Zeolites and Clays for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Water
AbstractThe presence of heavy metals in water for human use or consumption represents a major risk to human health. It is therefore important to find materials to remove or minimise the concentration of these pollutants. The adsorption process for the removal of heavy metals is favoured by the use of low-cost materials that exhibit a porous structure and a high cation exchange capacity, such as zeolites and clays. On the other hand, chemical treatments, e.g., using acids and bases, can modify the properties of these materials, but more recently the application of surfactants has also shown to be successful for broadening their metal affinity and allowing the removal of diverse organic and inorganic pollutants from water. This paper reviews the application of modified zeolites and clays for the removal of heavy metals from water. View Full-Text
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Jiménez-Castañeda, M.E.; Medina, D.I. Use of Surfactant-Modified Zeolites and Clays for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Water. Water 2017, 9, 235.
Jiménez-Castañeda ME, Medina DI. Use of Surfactant-Modified Zeolites and Clays for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Water. Water. 2017; 9(4):235.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jiménez-Castañeda, Martha E.; Medina, Dora I. 2017. "Use of Surfactant-Modified Zeolites and Clays for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Water." Water 9, no. 4: 235.