Removal of Cu(II) Contamination from Aqueous Solution by Ethylenediamine@β-Zeolite Composite.


Liu P(1)(2), Ruan H(1), Li T(1)(2), Chen J(1)(2), Ma F(1)(2), Pan D(3)(4), Wu W(3)(4).
Author information:
(1)College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China.
(2)Yantai Research Institute and Graduate School, Harbin Engineering University, Yantai 264006, China.
(3)Radiochemistry and Nuclear Environment Laboratory, School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China.
(4)Key Laboratory of Special Function Materials and Structure Design, Ministry of Education, Lanzhou 730000, China.


The low cost β-zeolite and ethylenediamine modified β-zeolite (EDA@β-zeolite) were prepared by self-assembly method and used for Cu(II) removal from contaminated aqueous solution. Removal ability of β-zeolite toward Cu(II) was greatly improved after ethylenediamine (EDA) modification, the removal performance was greatly affected by environmental conditions. XPS results illustrated that the amide group played important role in the removal process by forming complexes with Cu(II). The EDA@β-zeolite showed desirable recycling ability. The finding herein suggested that the proposed composite is a promising and suitable candidate for the removal of Cu(II) from contaminated natural wastewater and aquifer.