Estimation the adsorption capacity of mining waste -Leonarite- for treatment

As the limited resources are shrinking, there has been a demand to obtain solutions for potable water as well as creative solutions to treat it. One material that has not been explored is a waste product of coal mining- leonardite. Leonardite is highly produced in Turkey and has been exported to all over the world to be used in agriculture. The reasons why leonardite is working miracles in the agriculture has not been revealed but it contains humic acid and is a agriculture additive. It has a potential to adsorb many materials containing heavy metals. Since heavy metal contamination is an important parameter that affects agriculture it is important to understand what affects the adsorption and estimating the adsorption capacity of this material to be able to benefit of it further. This study shows that leanrdite is cheap and effective way to reduce heavy metals- focusing on copper- concentrations not only in agricultural fields but also in the water treatment systems.


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Citation Formats
Z. Kurt, “Estimation the adsorption capacity of mining waste -Leonarite- for treatment,” presented at the Eurasian Waste Management Symposium, İstanbul, Türkiye, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: