Practical and mechanistic aspects of the removal of cadmium from aqueous systems using peat.

@article{Fine2005PracticalAM,
  title={Practical and mechanistic aspects of the removal of cadmium from aqueous systems using peat.},
  author={Pinchas Fine and Alessandra Scagnossi and Yona Chen and Uri Mingelgrin},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2005},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={358-67}
}
A sphagnum peat moss removed Cd from aqueous solutions very efficiently, and its effectiveness in taking up the metal was significantly enhanced by exposure to a 1N NaOH solution. The capacity of the untreated peat for Cd reached 300 g/kg and that of the NaOH-activated peat was over 400 g/kg. Although saturation was rarely reached, the Cd uptake from… CONTINUE READING