The optimum conditions for the recovery of copper from a contaminated soil by using the soil flushing technique are evaluated. Tests on a soil artificially contaminated with copper chloride were carried out in order to evaluate the influence of the speed of percolation and of the chelating agent concentration (aqueous solution of an ethylendiaminotetraacetic acid di-sodium salt Na-2-EDTA). At pH = 7.3 an efficiency up to 93.9% for copper extraction was achieved by flushing 500 ml of Na-2-EDTA 0.05 M solution and 100 ml of pure water at 0.792 cm/h. At these operating conditions the formation of EDTA complexes with other competitive cations (calcium and iron) was negligible. The experimental results were in agreement with the ones obtained using a model describing the chemistry of metal extraction. This model assessed that above pH = 6 the formation of calcium and iron EDTA complexes was excluded and only the chelation of copper was allowed. The recovery of 91.6% of EDTA was also achieved by evaporating and acidifying the extracted solution: after filtration. solid EDTA was obtained, through the addition of sodium hydroxide Na-2-EDTA. About 99.5% of the extracted copper was finally precipitated under alkaline conditions from the liquid phase. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Heavy metals extraction from contaminated soil: Recovery of the flushing solution / DI PALMA, Luca; Ferrantelli, Paola; Medici, Franco. - In: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0301-4797. - STAMPA. - 77:3(2005), pp. 205-211. [10.1016/j.jenvman.2005.02.018]

Heavy metals extraction from contaminated soil: Recovery of the flushing solution

DI PALMA, Luca;FERRANTELLI, Paola;MEDICI, Franco
2005

Abstract

The optimum conditions for the recovery of copper from a contaminated soil by using the soil flushing technique are evaluated. Tests on a soil artificially contaminated with copper chloride were carried out in order to evaluate the influence of the speed of percolation and of the chelating agent concentration (aqueous solution of an ethylendiaminotetraacetic acid di-sodium salt Na-2-EDTA). At pH = 7.3 an efficiency up to 93.9% for copper extraction was achieved by flushing 500 ml of Na-2-EDTA 0.05 M solution and 100 ml of pure water at 0.792 cm/h. At these operating conditions the formation of EDTA complexes with other competitive cations (calcium and iron) was negligible. The experimental results were in agreement with the ones obtained using a model describing the chemistry of metal extraction. This model assessed that above pH = 6 the formation of calcium and iron EDTA complexes was excluded and only the chelation of copper was allowed. The recovery of 91.6% of EDTA was also achieved by evaporating and acidifying the extracted solution: after filtration. solid EDTA was obtained, through the addition of sodium hydroxide Na-2-EDTA. About 99.5% of the extracted copper was finally precipitated under alkaline conditions from the liquid phase. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
contaminated soil; copper; edta recovery; extraction mechanism; soil flushing
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Heavy metals extraction from contaminated soil: Recovery of the flushing solution / DI PALMA, Luca; Ferrantelli, Paola; Medici, Franco. - In: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0301-4797. - STAMPA. - 77:3(2005), pp. 205-211. [10.1016/j.jenvman.2005.02.018]
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