Removal of chromates from drinking water by anion exchangers

E. Korngold, N. Belayev, L. Aronov

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    Abstract

    Strong-base anion-exchange resins were used for selective removal of Cr(VI) from tap water. The influence on the process efficiency of parameters, such as the type of anion-exchange resin, the concentrations of Cl- and SO42- in the feed water, and the flow rate and pH of the feed water, was investigated. Regeneration was carried out by the reduction of the chromate with bisulfite under acidic conditions and the subsequent removal of the Cr from the column as the Cr3+ cation. The pH of the regenerant solution was then increased, causing Cr(OH)3 to precipitate, and the precipitate was removed by filtration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)179-187
    Number of pages9
    JournalSeparation and Purification Technology
    Volume33
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Oct 2003

    Keywords

    • Cr removal
    • Selective resin
    • Tap water treatment

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