The Effectiveness of Zeolite for The Removal of Heavy Metals From an Oil Industry Wastewater

Salam Bash Al-Maliki1, Zainab Qahtan Al-Khayat1, Ibtihaj Abdulwahhab Abdulrazzak1, Amani AlAni2
1 College of Engineering, Al-Iraqia University, Iraq 2AlKarkh University, Iraq
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Batch experiments are applied to determine the effectiveness of zeolite addition on the characteristics of wastewater of the oil industry and operational factors. The concentrations of heavy metals were measured using an atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results have shown that 2.5 g/L of zeolite at a speed of 270 rpm, 6.5 pH would result in about 99% removal efficiency.

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