Boletín de la Sociedad Chilena de Química
versión impresa ISSN 0366-1644
GARCIA, R.; CID, R. y ARRIAGADA, R.. RETENCION DE Cr(III) Y Hg(II) EN ZEOLITAS. INFLUENCIA DE LA NATURALEZA DE LA ZEOLITA Y DE VARIABLES DE PROCESO. Bol. Soc. Chil. Quím. [online]. 1999, vol.44, n.4, pp. 435-442. ISSN 0366-1644. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0366-16441999000400006.
The rate and relative capacity of retention of Cr(III) and Hg(II) ions from aqueous media in some synthetic (4A, 5A and NaX) and natural zeolites (clinoptilolite, erionite and mordenite) has been studied. The exchange rate of Cr(III) in the zeolites is controlled by the size of the pores and by the exchange capacity of the materials, and the exchange rate of Hg(II) is mainly controlled by the Si/Al ratio of the zeolites. The partial exchange of Na+ for NH4+ in the NaX zeolite improves the exchange rate of Cr(III), but this exchange rate is not affected by the partial exchange of Na+ for La(III), probably due to the La(III) ions being located in sites non accessible to Cr(III)
Palabras clave : Zeolites; Cr(III) retention; Hg(II) retention.