• Sorption properties of oxides II. sorption of certain corrosion product cations on hydrous zirconium oxide, thorium oxide and magnetite

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      Sorption; zirconium oxide; thorium oxide; magnetite; transition metal ions; temperature dependence; Langmuir adsorption isotherm; pH effect; column characteristic

    • Abstract


      Performance of hydrous ZrO2, ThO2 and magnetite in a column upto 90°C has been evaluated with reference to the sorption of Cr3+, Mn2+, Fe3+ and Co2+ on them. The general trend in sorption was found to be Cr3+>Fe3+>Mn2+>Co2+. The sorption of individual ions on these oxides from a mixture of the four ions was also studied at 90°C, by varying different parameters like the amount of sorbent, concentration of the ions, flow rates and pH of the medium. The results indicate that the rate of sorption is rather low. All the oxides showed good sorption in alkaline media. Hydrous ZrO2 exhibits, in general, better sorption characteristic as compared to hydrous ThO2 and magnetite.

    • Author Affiliations


      B Venkataramani1 K S Venkateswarlu1 J Shankar1 L H Baetsle2

      1. Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay - 400 085
      2. Chemistry Department, SCK-CEN, Mol. - 2400, Belgium
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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