Generic adsorption coefficients and natural removal of heavy metals in muddy river water.

Author(s): Amini Rad H., A. Hasannattaj1*, M. Scholz, B. Navayineya, L. Weekes


In this study a possible natural flocculating capacity of River's is experimentally investigated. For this purpose, Chalus River in northern part of IRAN due to its heavy metal pollution, high flows and high suspended and bed sediments fluctuation level is selected. In this investigation heavy metals content of water, suspended and bed sediments of the Chalus River, is experimentally evaluated. The samples were obtained during the wet season (mud flow) from three existing observing sampling station. In this experimental study the effect of suspended particle concentration, bed sediment and contact time on the removal capacity and determination of generic adsorption coefficient by WASP model is computed. The result of analysis showed that the adsorption capacity of the heavy metals is indirectly proportional with an increase in concentration of suspended particles. Also the behavior of adsorption in this investigation follows by Freundlich isotherm as a liner isotherm. From this analysis also can be said that the self-purification capacity of river is also greatly affected by this novelty of rivers.

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