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Comparison studies of Adsorption Properties on Ni(II) Removal by Strong and Weak acid Cation-exchange Resins

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    Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 65-69, March,18 (2013)


    The use of Amberlite-IRC86, a weak acid cation-exchange resin and Amberlite200C, a strong acid cation exchange resin for the removal of Ni(II) from aqueous solutions and effluent was compared in detail. The adsorption capacity, equilibrium time, resin dose and regeneration capacity of both the resins were compared. The experimental activities include studying the factors affecting the adsorption process, like agitation time, pH of the adsorbate solution, dosage of the adsorbent and finally desorption. The equilibrium data were analyzed by Langmuir, Freundlich, and Redlich-Peterson isotherm models and pseudo first order and second order kinetic models. The experimental results demonstrated that Ni(II) can be effectively removed from aqueous solution and effluent by both the resins and the adsorption capacity of the strong acid resin, Amberlite200C was found to be slightly greater than the weak acid resin.


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