Evaluation of Jordanian Natural Zeolite for Removing Iron Ions from Underground Water
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Tafila Technical University, PO BOX 179, 66110 Tafila, Jordan
Publication date: 2022-08-31
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Asem Mohammad Al Jarrah   

Tafila Technical University, PO BOX 179, 66110 Tafila, Jordan
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2022; 4:10-14
Iron ions (Fe+2and Fe+3) content of some Jordanian underground water are much exceeding the standard limits. Since Jordan water resources is very limited, the removing of these ions by cheap methods is very important. Natural zeolite which is available in Jordan by large amounts is very attractive for this purpose. The objective of this research is to evaluate Jordanian natural zeolite for removing iron ions from underground water. Batch process for the evaluation was used. The concentration of iron ions versus time for different amount of zeolite concentrations and sizes was evaluated. The results indicate that, Jordan natural zeolite is very effective for removing iron ions from water. Zeolite concentration of about 10g/L is capable of removing almost all iron ions from water in few hours.
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