Shungite Application for Heavy Metal Removal from Water Media
EUROMAT 2019: Abstract Book 2019
Inga Jurgelāne, Jānis Ločs

Water pollution with heavy metals can cause several serious health problems. There are many water purification methods but adsorption is thought to be one of the most effective and economic. A potential material for heavy metal removal is shungite, which adsorption properties are similar to activated carbon. Shungite is a mineraloid that can contain up to 100 mass% of carbon. The most abundant shungite contains 20-35 mass% of carbon. Most studies on shungite are about adsorption of organic compounds (benzene, phenol, toluene, chloroform, etc.) and the obtained results indicate that SH can be used as alternative material instead of activated carbon, also due to significantly lower price than activated carbon. There is a lack of scientific papers about experimental data of heavy metal adsorption on shungite but the available information indicates that shungite can adsorb heavy metals such as Pb(II), Cu(II) and Cd(II).

shungite, heavy metals

Jurgelāne, I., Ločs, J. Shungite Application for Heavy Metal Removal from Water Media. In: EUROMAT 2019: Abstract Book, Sweden, Stockholm, 1-5 September, 2019. Stockholm: AppInConf, 2019, pp.1826-1826.

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