Characteristics of Cu and Cs Ions adsorbed on an immobilized Adsorbent including Zeolite Synthesized from Jeju Scoria

제주 스코리아로부터 합성한 제올라이트계 고정화 흡착제에 의한 Cu와 Cs 이온의 흡착 특성

  • Lee, Chang-Han (Department of Environmental Adminstration, Catholic University of Pusan) ;
  • Kam, Sang-Kyu (Department of Environmental Engineering, Jeju National University) ;
  • Lee, Min-Gyu (Department of Chemical Engineering, Pukyong National University)
  • 이창한 (부산가톨릭대학교 환경행정학과) ;
  • 감상규 (제주대학교 환경공학과) ;
  • 이민규 (부경대학교 화학공학과)
  • Received : 2018.09.17
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2019.01.31


The adsorption properties of $Cs^+$ and $Cu^{2+}$ ions were evaluated by using a polysulfone scoria zeolite (PSf-SZ) composite with synthetic zeolite synthesized from Jeju volcanic rocks (scoria). In order to investigate the adsorption properties, various parameters, such as pH, contact time, reaction rate, concentration, and temperature in aqueous solutions, were evaluated by tests carried out in batch experiments. The adsorption capacities of $Cs^+$ and $Cu^{2+}$ ions increased between pH 2 but achieved equilibrium at pH 4 and above. The adsorption rate increased rapidly up to the initial 24 h, after which it plateaued ; the adsorption rate then sustained at equilibrium from 48 h. The adsorption kinetics of $Cs^+$ and $Cu^{2+}$ ions were described better by the pseudo-second-order kinetic model than the pseudo-first-order kinetic model. The Langmuir model fitted the adsorption isotherm data better than the Freundlich model. The maximum adsorption capacities of $Cs^+$ and $Cu^{2+}$ ions obtained from the Langmuir model were 53.8 mg/g and 84.7 mg/g, respectively. The calculated thermodynamic parameters showed that the adsorption of $Cs^+$ and $Cu^{2+}$ ions on PSf-SZ was feasible, spontaneous and endothermic reaction.


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