Synthesis, characterization and adsorption of Fe3+, Pb2+and Cu2+cations using Na-zeolite a prepared from Bangka kaolin

Eny Kusrini, Natasya Mareta Mualim, Anwar Usman, Muhamad Dicky Hans Setiawan, Arif Rahman

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In this study, we investigated the possibility of the synthesis of Na-zeolite A from Bangka kaolin and examined its ability to removal of Fe3+, Pb2+, and Cu2+ ions from aqueous solutions. Na-zeolite A was prepared from Bangka kaolin by hydrothermal treatment. The adsorption experimental was conducted in batch method. SEM observation of Na-zeolite A indicated crystal morphology, which is characterized by cubic shaped crystals. The contact time for adsorption capability was varied from 0 to 90 minutes. Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) is used to determine the adsorption efficiency. The results showed the removal efficiencies of Fe3+, Cu2+ and Pb2+ ions using Na-zeolite A in aqueous solution are 90.19, 44.17 and 35.24%, respectively. These properties showed that Na-zeolite A is suitable as adsorbent for removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2019
EditorsEny Kusrini, I. Gde Dharma Nugraha
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735420144
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2020
Event4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019


  • Adsorption
  • Bangka Kaolin
  • Heavy metal cations
  • Na-zeolite A
  • SEM morphology


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