Adsorption of Heavy Metals Ions from Liquid Media by Palygorskite

https://doi.org/10.23939/chcht09.04.467
Received: September 18, 2014
Revised: September 27, 2014
Accepted: January 25, 2015
Authors: 
Lyudmila Melnyk, Oleksandr Bessarab, Svitlana Matko and Myroslav Malovanyy

Lyudmila Melnyk-1, Oleksandr Bessarab-1, Svitlana Matko-1 and Myroslav Malovanyy-2

  1. National University of Food Technologies, 68, Volodymyrska str., 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine; plqaz@ukr.net
  2. Lviv Polytechnic National University, 12, S. Bandery str., 79013 Lviv, Ukraine

The process of heavy metals adsorption by natural mineral palygorskite from wastewater and food (apple juice) has been investigated. The purification processes of copper, cadmium, lead, mercury and zinc have been studied. The rational technological parameters of these processes have been determined. The mechanism for heavy metals adsorbtion from juice by palygorskite has been defined.

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