Influence of Compost Characteristics on Heavy Metals Sorption from Synthetic Stormwater

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dc.contributor.author Seelsaen, Nida en_US
dc.contributor.author Mclaughlan, Robert en_US
dc.contributor.author Moore, Stephen en_US
dc.contributor.author Stuetz, Richard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:30:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:30:53Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006014790 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Seelsaen Nida et al. 2007, 'Influence of Compost Characteristics on Heavy Metals Sorption from Synthetic Stormwater', IWA Publishing, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 219-226. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0273-1223 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3951
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. en_US
dc.publisher IWA Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.112 en_US
dc.title Influence of Compost Characteristics on Heavy Metals Sorption from Synthetic Stormwater en_US
dc.parent Water Science and Technology en_US
dc.journal.volume 55 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 219 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 226 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 090500 en_US
dc.personcode 0000022739 en_US
dc.personcode 921007 en_US
dc.personcode 0000022740 en_US
dc.personcode 0000022737 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Civil Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Compost; heavy metal; sorption; stormwater runoff en_US


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