Removal of some heavy metal cations from aqueous solution by adsorption onto natural kaolin

Ceylan H., Sahan T., GURKAN R., Kubilay S.

ADSORPTION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol.23, no.7, pp.519-534, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1260/026361705775212475
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-534
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The adsorption removal of some heavy metal cations such as Cu(II), Zn(II) and Co(II) from aqueous solution onto kaolin has been studied using the batch method with initial metal ion concentrations within the range 15-70 mg/l. The percentage adsorption and equilibrium concentrations were determined by means of atomic absorption flame photometry as a function of adsorbate concentration, pH and temperature.