Removal of lead and zinc ions from their monocomponent and two-component aqueous solutions using sodium hydroxide

Halid Junuzović, Amra Selimović, Sabina Begić, Mirsad Salkić, Selma Osmić
2020 Zenodo  
ABSTRACT: The hydroxide precipitation method, using NaOH as a precipitant agent, was conducted to treat synthetic monocomponent and two-component water solutions of Pb2+ and Zn2+ with initial concentrations of 50 and 500 mg/l of each metal. The effect of pH and initial concentration of lead and zinc ions on their removal were investigated. The precipitation experiments were carried out by batch method that involves the mixing of NaOH with solutions containing metal ions to occur nucleation,
more » ... cur nucleation, solid growth and subsequent separation of precipitates from solution by filtration. The results showed that the removal efficiency was increased by increasing of pH and initial concentration of metal ions in their water solutions. Hydroxide precipitation method using NaOH is an efficient technique for the removal of lead and zinc ions from their monocomponent and two-component water solutions of different concentrations, with maximum removal efficiency in the pH range of 10.32 to 11.39.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3643035 fatcat:su5vc6pwuvcizfksayov3gx5yi