Modification of Natural Clinoptilolite and its Uptake of NH4+
Natural clinoptilolite collected from Chicheng of Hebei province in China, was treated with physical modification using sodium/ammonium salts, chemical modification using NaOH or NaAlO2, and physicochemical modification using NaOH or NaAlO2 and NaCl in order, respectively. And its adsorption capacity of NH4+ in different conditions was investigated. The results show that modified clinoptilolite has the same crystal structure, and the clinoptilolite modified with NaOH or NaAlO2 has good uptake of ammonia ion; the concentration of NaAlO2 has apparent influence on the removal of ammonia nitrogen, and the perfect concentration is 0.1 mol/L and the uptake could reach 0.92 mmol/g in the 100 mg/L NH4+ solution; the existence of K+、Na+、Ca2+、Mg2+ decreases the uptake of ammonia ion on clinoptilolite modified with 0.1 mol/L NaAlO2.
Jinsheng Liang and Lijuan Wang
Z. Y. Ji et al., "Modification of Natural Clinoptilolite and its Uptake of NH4+", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 178, pp. 191-195, 2011