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Titolo: Competitive sorption of heavy metal ions by soils
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Abstract: An experimental study is presented on heavy metal pollution of soils. In particular, Pb2+, Zn2+, Cd2+ are considered as most representing the pollution of a Sardinian (Italy) area, where important mining activities connected to the extraction of blende and galena have been carried out in the past. Results of batch experiments involving adsorption from mono-component metal solutions are examined showing that at the fixed working pH of 6.5, a fraction of metal was always retained by ion exchange; surface precipitation was assumed to be responsible for the remaining fraction of metal retained. Competitive adsorption is also investigated by performing multicomponent sorption isotherms. The aim of the work was to evaluate the exchangeable fraction of metal retained in the soil, when it is contaminated by multicomponent heavy metal solutions. A mathematical model is presented which, using only parameters from binary adsorption data, is able to predict the fraction of metal retained by ion exchange from multicomponent solution.
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