Removal of detergents by zeolites and membranes

B. Tsyntsarski, B. Petrova, T. Budinova*, N. Petrov, A. Sarbu, T. Sandu, M. Ferhat Yardim, A. Sirkecioglu

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The adsorption of sulfonic and phenolic substances in detergents by natural zeolites from Turkish and Romanian deposits was investigated. The zeolites were characterized by IR spectroscopy and surface measurements. ?he effects of contact time and pH on the adsorption process were investigated. It was established that the specific surface area is the determining factor which influences mostly on the adsorption of detergents. The removal of detergents was also investigated by applying different membranes. They have demonstrated higher adsorption capacity values than zeolites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalBulgarian Chemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Adsorption
  • Detergent
  • Membrane
  • Water
  • Zeolite


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