Modification of Ion Exchange Resin for Enhanced Removal of Nickel (II) Ions from Aqueous Environment

Eldemerdash, Usama (2012) Modification of Ion Exchange Resin for Enhanced Removal of Nickel (II) Ions from Aqueous Environment. [Non-Citation Index Journal]



In this study, the removal of nickel (II) ions using a strong acid cation resin was investigated though a fixed bed column technique. The aim of this study was to enhance the performance of the resin through modification. The resin was modified employing the impregnation method. A characterization analysis was conducted to investigate the resin after the modification with comparison to the original one. The equilibrium behavior of the modified resin was investigated at different pH values (3-7) and different initial concentrations of nickel (1.8, 2.8 and 3.8 g/L). The effect of regeneration on the modified resin was determined to show that the regeneration did not affect on the equilibrium performance. The removal efficiency and rate of removal were represented on breakthrough curves. The kinetics of the process was determined; Thomas model was used to express and evaluate the experimental data which showed a high correlation. The results suggest a better performance of the modified resin compared to the original one which can significantly enhance the actual application of ion exchange process.

Item Type:Non-Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Academic Subject One:Chemical Engineering
Academic Subject Two:Ion Exchange
Academic Subject Three:nickel removal
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
ID Code:10557
Deposited By: Dr Usama Eldemerdash
Deposited On:25 Oct 2013 01:56
Last Modified:25 Oct 2013 01:56

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