American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Development of Nanotechnology Bentonite as Adsorbent of Copper Metal (Cu)

Susila Arita, Muhammad Naswir, Irma Astriana and Nelson

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2018.845.851

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 2

Pages 845-851

Abstract

The aims of the research to develop nanotechnology with the use of bentonite as adsorbent cooper metal (Cu). Bentonite activation treatment performed. The parameters studied in this research is a variation of the mass of bentonite, contact time and adsorption capacity. Measurements were made using AAS. Activation of bentonite using a solution of HCl 1.6 M. In experiments conducted bentonite weight variation of 0.1; 0.3; and 0.5 gr with a contact time of 30,60,90 and 120 s. The results showed that the decreased absorption of active bentonite is 96.8 and 99,7% bentonit not activated Thus discovered a new phenomenon which is not activated bentonite is have a better ability to absorb copper compared to the activated bentonite.

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© 2018 Susila Arita, Muhammad Naswir, Irma Astriana and Nelson . This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.