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Use of Sorption of Copper Cations by Clinoptilolite for Wastewater Treatment

Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with a Seat in Prešov, Technical University of Košice, Bayerova 1, 080 01 Prešov, Slovak Republic
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Technical Faculty, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Okružní 10, 370 01 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(7), 1364;
Received: 8 May 2018 / Revised: 15 June 2018 / Accepted: 26 June 2018 / Published: 28 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Municipal Wastewater Treatment)
This paper from the field of environmental chemistry offers an innovative use of sorbents in the treatment of waste industrial water. Various industrial activities, especially the use of technological fluids in machining, surface treatment of materials, ore extraction, pesticide use in agriculture, etc., create wastewater containing dangerous metals that cause serious health problems. This paper presents the results of studies of the natural zeolite clinoptilolite as a sorbent of copper cations. These results provide the measurement of the sorption kinetics as well as the observed parameters of sorption of copper cations from the aquatic environment to the clinoptilolite from a promising Slovak site. The effectiveness of the natural sorbent is also compared with that of certain known synthetic sorbents. View Full-Text
Keywords: wastewater; environment; copper cations; sorption; zeolites wastewater; environment; copper cations; sorption; zeolites
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Pandová, I.; Panda, A.; Valíček, J.; Harničárová, M.; Kušnerová, M.; Palková, Z. Use of Sorption of Copper Cations by Clinoptilolite for Wastewater Treatment. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1364.

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