Ion-exchange Studies of Zeolite For Selective Removal of Transition Metal Ions From Mix Solutions

  • Ghulam Murtaza

Student thesis: Master of Philosophy


The work presented in this study details the removal of radioactive isotopes from nuclear chemical wastes, which contain high concentration of magnesium cations, using zeolites, which are stable in acidic media. Following four types of zeolites were used in this work1- Zeolite A2- ZK-43- Zeolite Alpha4- ClinoptiloliteFirst three zeolites were synthesized and characterized by using the X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope and thermogravitational analysis.Ion-exchange batch process was used to remove the radioactive cations from the nuclear chemical wastes. All the practical work was done at room temperature.
Date of Award31 Dec 2011
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorMichael Anderson (Supervisor) & Martin Attfield (Supervisor)

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