Handbook of Natural Zeolites

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Environmental Applications of Natural Zeolites

Pp. 473-508 (36)

Hossein Kazemian, Kadir Gedik and İpek İmamoğlu

Abstract

Environmental pollution particularly at very low concentrations is very difficult to remove from contaminated media. Adsorption by means of relatively inexpensive natural adsorbents such as zeolites can be considered as a cost effective alternative treatment of such contaminated streams. The unique chemical and structural characteristics of natural zeolites made them potential materials for a multitude of environmental applications where materials are needed for effective binding, adsorbing, and filtering. In this chapter, some of the commercially available environmental treatment technologies based on utilization of natural zeolitic materials will be discussed.

Keywords:

Natural zeolite, environmental pollution, wastewater treatment, ion exchange, adsorption, heavy metal, ammonium, radioactive waste.

Affiliation:

Zeolitic and Nano Materials Lab. (ZNML), Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5B9, Canada