The Influence of Structural Parameters of Georgian Natural and Modified Mordenite over its Adsorption Properties Towards Lead Ions
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Tbilisi State University, 0179,
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Nino Gagniashvili   

Tbilisi State University, 0179,
J. Ecol. Eng. 2023; 24(9):130–138
The potential of Georgian natural Mordenite has been studied as a low-cost, eco-friendly adsorbent for the removal of lead ions (Pb(II)) from aqueous solutions in various experimental environments. The natural and modified Mordenite structural characterization was carried out using XRD, SEM-EDS, and XRF, methods. The following parameters were studied for adsorption: dependence of solution pH, adsorbent dose, and initial concentration of lead (II) ions. The results of the optimization study showed that a high dose of adsorbent and a low concentration of Pb (II) ion increase the sorption. The optimum pH was found to be 6-8. Sorption capacity increased along with pH. Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms were used to model the adsorption data. Correlation coefficient values (R2) were 0.975 and 0.922, respectively. Isotherm studies showed that the uptake equilibrium is best described by the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The maximum sorption capacity was found to be 11.439 mg/g. The research results showed that natural Georgian Mordenite can be used to remove Pb (II) ions from aqueous solutions.