Adsorption of Cadmium Ions from Aqueous Solutions on Modified Sorbents

Some new modified sorbents based on opoka from Astrakhan region were obtained. A comparative study of the sorption of cadmium ions on the surfaces of the sorbents was made. Also the static adsorption isotherm of substances from aqueous solutions was studied. The change of enthalpy, isobaric-isothermal potential and entropy of sorption and kinetics of cadmium ions sorption from water solutions were calculated. The results of the study can be used for the water purification from cadmium ions

Cadmium electrochemical reduction in CdCl2 solutions in dimethylsulfoxide and morphology of cathode deposit

Cadmium reduction in solutions at steady-state and pulse electrolysis has been studied. It was established that polarization results in cadmium formation at potentials 1 V larger than equilibrium one. In 0.25-1.0 molar solutions of CdCl2 concentrated depolarization leads to removement of the beginning of cadmium reduction by 0.3 V. Photographs of SEM are presented and effect of electrolysis characteristics on the morphology of cathode deposit is shown.

Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Cadmium(II) Dichloroaquasalicylidenesemicarbazone

Cadmium(II) complex with salicyl aldehyde semicarbozone (Н2L) has been synthesized. Based on elemental analysis and IR spectroscopy its composition – [Cd∙Н2L∙H2O∙Cl2] – has been established. The complex crystal structure has been examined using XRD analysis. The coordination polyhedron of cadmium atom is a distorted octahedron, where two cis-positions are occupied by oxygen atoms of water molecule and carbamide fragment of H2L molecule, other positions are occupied by chlorine atoms.