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ERIC Number: EJ941043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Laboratory Experiments on the Electrochemical Remediation of the Environment. Part 9: Microscale Recovery of a Soil Metal Pollutant and Its Extractant
Ibanez, Jorge G.; Balderas-Hernandez, Patricia; Garcia-Pintor, Elizabeth; Barba-Gonzalez, Sandy Nohemi; Doria-Serrano, Ma. del Carmen; Hernaiz-Arce, Lorena; Diaz-Perez, Armando; Lozano-Cusi, Ana
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n8 p1123-1125 Aug 2011
Many soils throughout the world are contaminated with metal salts of diverse toxicity. We have developed an experiment to demonstrate the removal of a metal from an insoluble surrogate soil pollutant, CuCO[subscript 3] multiplied by Cu(OH)[subscript 2], by complexation followed by the simultaneous electrochemical recovery of the ligand (i.e., EDTA) and of the metal in its elemental form (i.e., Cu[superscript 0]). We have calculated speciation diagrams to predict appropriate conditions and to interpret the results. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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