Removal of copper from aqueous solutions with zeolites and possible treatment of exhaust materialsIztok Arčon
, Janez Kovač
, Margarita Popova
, Nataša Zabukovec Logar
, 2021, original scientific article
Abstract: The mechanism of Cu2+ loading into commercially available natural HEU-type and synthetic LTA-type zeolites for their
possible use in environmental processes, such as water and air treatment applications, was studied. Elemental analysis,
SEM/EDXS, XRD, XAS and XPS analyses revealed 4-fold coordination of Cu2+ cations with oxygen atoms in the pores, a
predominant location of copper atoms on the surface of crystallites and retained crystallinity of zeolites throughout the
processes. The post-treatment of Cu2+-loaded samples with HCl and/or NaCl solutions confirmed the predominantly
reversible sorption of copper on zeolites from aqueous solutions by ion-exchange mechanism and, therefore, excellent
regeneration possibilities for both types of zeolites. Furthermore, with the calcination of exhaust metal-loaded zeolites,
catalysts for total toluene oxidation reaction, as a model VOC pollutant, were obtained.
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Summary of found: ...the calcination of exhaust metal-loaded zeolites,
catalysts for total toluene oxidation reaction, as a model VOC...
Keywords: Cu2+ ion exchange, Total toluene oxidation, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Zeolite
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