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Synthesis of Zeolite using Fly ash and its application in Removal of Cu2+, Ni2+ , Mn2+ from Paper Industry Effluent

Author Affiliations

  • 1LIT, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, INDIA
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Dr. Ambedkar College, Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (3), Pages 5-9, March,18 (2014)


An improved synthesis for fly ash based zeolite has been attempted and studies have been carried out for the removal of Cu2+, Ni2+ and Mn2+ from paper industry wastewater. The parameters affecting adsorption process, such as initial pH, weight of zeolite, contact time were investigated. The transition metal ions present in the waste Cu2+, Ni2+ and Mn2+ shows better adsorption capacities on synthesized zeolite. The order of removal of heavy metal ions is Ni2+ &


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