Influence of Compost Characteristics on Heavy Metals Sorption from Synthetic Stormwater

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Show simple item record Seelsaen, N McLaughlan, RG Moore, S Stuetz, R 2009-12-21T02:30:53Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Water Science and Technology, 2007, 55 (4), pp. 219 - 226
dc.identifier.issn 0273-1223
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper has the aim to assess the ability of garden derived compost to remove dissolved heavy metal contaminants typically found in stormwater. Compost was found to have excellent chemical and physical properties for the sorption of dissolved metal ions (Cu2+, Pb2+ and Zn2+). Batch sorption data were used to determine the sorption efficiency of Cu (93%), Zn (88%) and Pb (97%) by compost. The relative sorption affinity of these metals by compost is found to be in the order of Pb2+ >Cu2+~ Zn2+. The effect of different particle size fractions of compost upon the sorption of Cu was also investigated. Sorption conformed to the linear form of the Freundlich isotherm and can be considered favourable because the sorption intensity values obtained in this study are between 0.1 and 1. Compost with a smaller particle size fraction has larger surface areas and greater sorption than the larger particle size fraction. Compost derived from garden waste is efficient for removal of heavy metals from wastewater or treating water for industries.
dc.publisher IWA Publishing
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.2166/wst.2007.112
dc.title Influence of Compost Characteristics on Heavy Metals Sorption from Synthetic Stormwater
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Water Science and Technology
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 55
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 219 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 226 en_US FEIT.School of Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Conference on Intelligent Technologies
dc.for 0905 Civil Engineering
dc.personcode 921007
dc.percentage 100 en_US Civil Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US 2007-12-12
dc.location.activity Sydney, Australia
dc.description.keywords Compost; heavy metal; sorption; stormwater runoff en_US
dc.description.keywords Na
dc.description.keywords Compost
dc.description.keywords heavy metal
dc.description.keywords sorption
dc.description.keywords stormwater runoff
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology/School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Technology in Wastewater Treatment
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (ID: 334)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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