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Title: Competitive removal of Cd2+ and Hg2+ Ions from water using Titanosilicate ETS-4: kinetic behaviour and selectivity
Author: Cardoso, Simão P.
Lopes, Cláudia B.
Pereira, Eduarda
Duarte, Armando C.
Silva, Carlos M.
Keywords: Cadmium
Ion competition
Ion exchange
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: Mercury and cadmium are priority hazardous substances. Some titanosilicates have been tested for the removal of Cd2+ and Hg2+ from single solutions by ion exchange. In this work, the competition between both contaminants for the exchanger binding sites of titanosilicate Engelhard titanosilicate material number 4 (ETS-4) was studied by performing batch experiments with aqueous solutions containing the two counter ions. The results evidenced the large capacity of ETS-4 and shown that the cadmium(II) diffusivity through the sorbent is higher than that of mercury(II). Furthermore, the ETS-4 exhibited higher kinetic and equilibrium selectivities for Cd2+, which attained values in the ranges 8.9-12.5 and 7.9-12.8, respectively. With respect to modelling, the pseudo-second-order equation described successfully the competitive removal of Cd2+ and Hg2+.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-013-1535-z
ISSN: 0049-6979
Publisher Version: 10.1007/s11270-013-1535-z
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