Removal of mercury(II) and methylmercury from solution by tannin adsorbents

@article{Torres1999RemovalOM,
  title={Removal of mercury(II) and methylmercury from solution by tannin adsorbents},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Soto Torres and S. Olivares and D. De La Rosa and L. Lima and Francisco Jos{\'e} Pallar{\'e}s Mart{\'i}nez and Casimiro Sep{\'u}lveda Munita and D{\'e}borah In{\^e}s Teixeira F{\'a}varo},
  journal={Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={240},
  pages={361-365}
}
Adsorption of mercury(II) and methylmercury by two tannin sorbents was investigated using radiotracers. High sorption capacities for mercury are registered for both sorbents at pH 7. ForEucaliptus Saligna Sm sorbent (ETS) the maximum sorption capacity was 1.2±0.2 mmol/g and forLysiloma latisiliqua sorbent (LTS) was 8.5±0.2 mmol/g. Methylmercury adsorption maximum was recorded at pH 4 and in buffered solutions at pH2. This species can be recovered in the presence of mercury(II). Influence of… 
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