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ERIC Number: EJ941050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Laboratory Experiment on Electrokinetic Remediation of Soil
Elsayed-Ali, Alya H.; Abdel-Fattah, Tarek; Elsayed-Ali, Hani E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n8 p1126-1129 Aug 2011
Electrokinetic remediation is a method of decontaminating soil containing heavy metals and polar organic contaminants by passing a direct current through the soil. An undergraduate chemistry laboratory is described to demonstrate electrokinetic remediation of soil contaminated with copper. A 30 cm electrokinetic cell with an applied voltage of 30 V is used to demonstrate the redistribution of copper in sand initially contaminated with 0.24 M copper chloride solution. The copper content in sand is measured by acid extraction followed by complexometric titration. The measurement of the pH across the cell is used to demonstrate the difference in mobility between the H[superscript +] and OH[superscript -] ions during the electrokinetic process. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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