Author: Eva Chmielewska

Environmental Zeolites and Aqueous Media: Examples of Practical Solutions

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $143
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-60805-933-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-932-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080593241140101


Environmental Zeolites and Aqueous Media: Examples of Practical Solutions brings to light the characteristic features of ion exchange and adsorption onto natural zeolite for environmental cleanup processes, particularly for water purification, zeolite`s present, past and future. This book emphasizes on the recent development in the synthesis and manufacturing of the advanced cost-effective organic and inorganic zeolite-based adsorbents.

The scope of this book covers a range of topics including natural zeolite, general aspects of adsorption, physical characterization of fundamental ion exchange, kinetic and thermodynamic studies and diagenesis in hydrologically open systems.

The contents of this book include chapters on occurrence, diagenesis and crystal structure of zeolites, basic research of ion exchange and adsorption onto zeolites in aqueous solutions, kinetic and thermodynamic studies for phosphate removal using natural adsorption materials, natural zeolite and many more.

Environmental Zeolites and Aqueous Media: Examples of Practical Solutions is a valuable resource for graduate students, undergraduate students and researchers seeking updated and critically important information in this field.


The natural zeolites are an abundant resource, available as a relatively cheap commodity mined in many countries covering all the continents of the world.

They have the unique ability to act as selective cation-exchangers and ad/absorbents to remediate aqueous effluents, such as nuclear, mining and tannery waste waters, and agricultural run-off. Additionally they can be surface modified to act as anion exchangers and to remove organic contaminants.

There is a vast literature covering these areas and this e-book is the first to present a comprehensive account of this important area of environmental science and technology.

The author draws on her own extensive studies supported by elucidations of the underlying theory to ion exchange and adsorption which are comprehensive. The subject is introduced by detailed considerations of natural zeolite diagenesis and the crystal structures of relevant minerals and later complimented by descriptions of their characterisation.

Attention is paid to the methods of surface modification available, with details of their syntheses.

The book will be a vital resource to the many workers in environmental clean-up throughout the world and is eminently suited to be an introductory text to students and workers commencing work in this significant area.

Professor Alan Dyer, 2014.