Ammonia removal from aqueous solution by ion exchange using natural zeolite

Aral N., Gunay A., Sevimoglu O., Cali M., Debik E.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.8, pp.344-349, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Page Numbers: pp.344-349


The ammonia removal from aqueous solution by a natural ion exchange resin was investigated. The feasibility of natural zeolite usage as ion exchanger to remove ammonia and ion exchange capacity of natural zeolite were determined. Natural zeolites taken from Balikesir (Turkey) region were broken into pieces, a diameter of 2 mm, and the effect of different initial ammonia concentrations on ion exchange capacity was tested. According to experimental result, ion exchange capacity for 7.5 and 5 mg/l NH4+ initial ammonia concentration were found to be 4.5 and 1.7 mg NH4+/g resin, respectively.