American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Part I: Removing of Zn(II) from Polluted Water: Determination of Precipitation Limit Of Zn(II) Ion With 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic Acid

Fatmir Faiku, Haxhere Faiku, Arben Haziri, Sevdije Govori, Murtezan Ismaili and Albert Maxhuni

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2010.45.49

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 1

Pages 45-49


Problem statement: The goal of this research was to investigate the condition for removing of Zn cation from water, through precipitation method with 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid as ligand. Approach: In this study we examined the precipitation of Zn(II) ion in water solutions of ZnSO4 × 7H2O (1×10-2 and 5×10-3 mol L-1) with 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid (1×10-1-1×10-3 mol L-1) in constant ionic strength of 0.6 mol L-1 NaCl. We have determined the concentration region at which Zn(II) start to precipitate. Results: From precipitation diagrams of zinc with 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, in ionic force 0.6 mol L-1 NaCl, we have found that during decreasing the concentration of 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, in case of constant concentration of Zn(II), the limit of precipitation is shifted to lower values of pH. The solid phase is analyzed by IR spectroscopy. Conclusion: From the IR spectroscopic analysis we can conclude that Zn(II) ion can precipitate with 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid.


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