heavy metals removal Articles

  • Heavy metal removal - Case Study

    KDF 55 and 85 Provide Non-Chemical Water Treatment Media for Lead Removal and Other Heavy Metal Removal from Water In New Jersey's mercury contaminated groundwater - KDF media have been removing mercury to levels below the MCL since 1992. Redox media, non-chemical water treatment remove up to 98% of water-soluble cations (positively-charged ions) of lead, mercury, copper, nickel, chromium, and ...


    By KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

  • Heavy Metal Removal in a compact design

    One of Wastech’s most popular standard products is the CWT-75. The CWT-75 is designed to treat small batches of rinse water – up to 500 gpd - with dissolved heavy metals of various concentrations and complexity. The system features a compact footprint, an ergonomical design with safety in mind, and ease of operation to deliver the same functionality of a large batch system at a ...

  • Removal of heavy metals from aqueous solution by limestone

    This study focused on the removal of Pb(II), Cd(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II) using reagent solutions by natural limestone in a batch system. The sorbent, collected from the Late Cretaceous limestone beds, Tunisia, was characterised by X–ray diffraction (XRD), chemical analysis (XRF) and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). XRF showed that the studied limestone contained high amount of calcium carbonates. XRD ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of heavy metals from samples of residual sludge

    Nitric acid leaching processes were evaluated for removal of heavy metals from samples of residual sludge from an industrial and municipal wastewater plant. The study showed that an acid:water ratio of 1:1 and a nitric acid concentration of 2 mol 1−1 gave efficient removal of 86.7%, 100% and 100% of copper, nickel and arsenic.Keywords: heavy metals, nitric acid leaching, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mechanisms of heavy metal removal using microorganisms as biosorbent

    Release and distribution of heavy metals through industrial wastewaters has adverse affects on the environment via contamination of surface- and ground-water resources. Biosorption of heavy metals from aqueous solutions has been proved to be very promising, offering significant advantages such as low cost, availability, profitability, ease of operation, and high efficiency, especially when ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removal and bioaccumulation of heavy metals from aqueous solutions using freshwater algae

    Four freshwater algae, including Cladophora glomerata, Oedogonium westii, Vaucheria debaryana and Zygnema insigne, were tested for their bioaccumulation capacity for cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr) and lead (Pb) in a controlled environment with an average temperature of 18 °C, and light/dark duration of 12:12 h. Experiments were performed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Imprinted polymers for the removal of heavy metal ions from water

    In wastewater treatment, the removal of heavy metals is difficult due to the limited affinity of heavy metal ions to ion exchange resins. Here imprinting polymerization is used to develop resins with high capacity and selectivity for heavy metal ions for water treatment. A random copolymer of methacrylate and methacrylamide was found to be most effective for the removal of hydrophilic metal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding the factors influencing the removal of heavy metals in urban stormwater runoff

    In this research, an infiltration trench equipped with an extensive pretreatment and filter bed consisting of woodchip, sand and gravel was utilized as a low impact development technique to manage stormwater runoff from a highly impervious road with particular emphasis on heavy metal removal. Findings revealed that the major factors influencing the removal of heavy metals were the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Use of aquatic plants in removing heavy metals from wastewater

    Phytotechnologies involving use of plants for pollutant removal gained importance during the last two decades. Terrestrial and aquatic plants possess high metal sorption capacity, and hence find their use as inexpensive materials for removing metals from environment. Aquatic biomass irrespective living or dead, exhibits capacity to remove heavy metals from wastewater. The sequestration of heavy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Equilibrium analysis for heavy metal cation removal using cement kiln dust

    Ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and chemical precipitation have been investigated extensively for heavy metal uptake. However, they are deemed too expensive to meet stringent effluent characteristics. In this study, cement kiln dust (CKD) was examined for the removal of target heavy metals. Adsorption studies in completely mixed batch reactors were used to generate equilibrium pH adsorption ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Use of various agricultural wastes for the removal of heavy metal ions

    There is a need to develop innovative and alternative technologies that can remove toxic heavy metal pollutants from wastewater. In this study, two agricultural residues, cotton stalks and apricot seeds, were used to adsorb copper and lead in solutions. Sorption capacities of agricultural wastes were significantly affected by solution pH, adsorbent mass and adsorbent particle size. The adsorption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of some industrial by products for adsorptive removal of heavy metals from wastewater

    Most available technologies applied in the removal of metal contaminants in aqueous systems use the well established processes of adsorption. Adsorbents currently in use are either too expensive or not readily available for wastewater treatment. There is a need to develop new adsorbents which are readily available at low cost to remove metal contaminants in aqueous system. In this work, Okra ...


  • Removal performance of heavy metals in MBR systems and their influence in water reuse

    The removal performance of heavy metals by two experimental full-scale membrane bioreactors (microfiltration and ultrafiltration) and the influence of activated sludge total suspended solid (TSS) concentration were studied under real operational conditions. Influent and effluent Be, Sc, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Mo, Cd, Ba, Sn, Sb, Pb and U concentrations were analysed by inductively ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preparation and characterization of nanoporous resin for heavy metal removal from aqueous solution

    New nanoporous resin (NPR), based on organic xerogel compounds, was prepared at 150 °C by sol–gel method from pyrogallol and formaldehyde mixtures in water using perchloric acid as catalyst. NPR was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and nitrogen porosimetry. The metal uptake characteristics were explored using ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Heavy metal & hydrocarbon contaminated sludge

    Solidification of Heavy Metal & Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sewage Sludge Client: North Lanarkshire Council Project Managers: Jacobs Challenge: The former sewage treatment works were decommissioned in the 1970’s. It is thought that during the closure process, demolition material originating from the ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Organic matter and heavy metal removals from complexed metal plating effluent by the combined electrocoagulation/Fenton process

    In the present study, the treatment of metal plating wastewater containing complexed metals originating from the nickel and zinc plating process by electrocoagulation (EC) using stainless steel electrodes was explored. In order to improve the organic matter removal efficiency, the effect of H2O2 addition to the electrocoagulation (the combined EC/Fenton process) application was investigated. For ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Immobilised microbial reactor for heavy metal pollution control

    The copper removal potential of Pseudomonas aeruginosa immobilised on different adsorbent resins has been studied. Duolite S-761 was found to be the most suitable matrix for bacterial immobilisation. Column studies were conducted using virgin as well as bacteria-immobilised resin. The experimental results reveal that resin with immobilised cells as sorbent increased the column capacity by more ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sorption of heavy metals by modified chelating ion exchangers

    Satisfactory sorption capacity towards heavy metals of several physically modified chelating resins at low pH is reported. It was found that the linear sorption isotherms are the most appropriate for describing the sorption of Ni and Pb. The data obtained revealed that the chelating resins studied are able to remove selectively copper from a complex synthetic solution containing Fe, Mn and Pb. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of heavy metals on the oil products biodegradation process

    Oil products continue to be used as a principal source of energy. Wide-scale production, transport, global use and disposal of petroleum have made them major contaminants in prevalence and quantity in the environment. In accidental spills, actions are taken to remove or remediate or recover the contaminants immediately, especially if they occur in environmentally sensitive areas, for example, in ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Phytofiltration of water polluted with arsenic and heavy metals

    This article reviews recent advances in phytofiltration of arsenic and toxic heavy metals from contaminated water ecosystems. Arsenic and metal contamination in drinking and non-drinking water has created global environmental health concerns. Phytofiltration using aquatic and terrestrial plants has promising potential for the ex situ and in situ clean-up of these waters. An arsenic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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