Removal of Copper from Aqueous Solution Using Perlite

TANAYDIN M. K. , Bakici Tanaydin Z., İNCE M., DEMİRKIRAN N.

International Conference on Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences (ICANAS), Antalya, Türkiye, 18 - 21 Nisan 2017, cilt.1833 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1833
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4981763
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye


The wastewaters containing organic and inorganic pollutants after many industrial processes such as metal plating, mining, textile, alloy, battery and industrial chemicals, are often discharged to environment. Heavy metals among these pollutants have highly stable, toxic, non-degradable and carcinogenic characters. They affect not only ecological system, but also human health and many life forms. Therefore, these contaminants should be eliminated or reduced to allowable levels before releasing to environment. Most of heavy metals have toxic character even at low concentrations of about 0.1-0.3 ppm. Treatment technologies such as filtration, ion exchange, precipitation, electrodeposition, reverse osmosis, sedimentation, and adsorption have been applied for removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions. Adsorption is one of the most common and widely applied methods to eliminate the metal ions from waste solutions because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness. Activated carbon, clay minerals, ion exchange resins and various agricultural residues can be used as adsorbent materials in this process [1-3].