Equilibrium and Kinetic Studies of Cu(Ii) Removal from Aqueous Solutions Using a Kenyan Micaceous Mineral.

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John Namakwa Wabomba Paul Mwanza Shiundu John Mmari Onyari Ernest Yanful

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Copper (II) sorption on a Kenyan micaceous mineral (Mica-K) was studied in the batch mode. The effects of different experimental parameters such as; initial concentration, contact time, sorbent dose, pH, particle size, agitation speed, competition and temperature on the kinetics of copper removal were studied. The sorption pattern of copper onto Mica-K followed Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. Thermodynamic parameters for copper sorption on Mica-K were also determined. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) analysis of metal ion-equilibrated Mica-K, demonstrated that copper, cadmium and Zinc containing nodules existed on the surface of Mica-K.

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WABOMBA, John Namakwa et al. Equilibrium and Kinetic Studies of Cu(Ii) Removal from Aqueous Solutions Using a Kenyan Micaceous Mineral.. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 4, p. 181-198, may 2017. ISSN 2411-2933. Available at: <http://ijier.net/index.php/ijier/article/view/654>. Date accessed: 26 july 2017.
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