EDTA-Enhanced Extraction of Heavy Metals From a Coarse Grained Simulated Soil by the CEHIXM Process
Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association
The effect of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in extracting heavy metal contaminants, namely Pb, Cd, Zn, and Mn, from soils with organometallic complexes, was explored using the coupled electric-hydraulic gradient assisted by ion exchange medium (CEHIXM) decontamination process. The experiments were conducted with a constant electric voltage of 50 DC V and a constant hydraulic flow rate of 4 cm3/min. The results obtained from the experiments demonstrated that EDTA was effective in extracting Pb, Cd, Zn, and Mn from soils in which acidic pH did not produce significant dissolution. Metal removal as high as 99% was achieved with 0.05 M EDTA solution within 200 hr.
Karim, M. A. and Khan, Lutful I., "EDTA-Enhanced Extraction of Heavy Metals From a Coarse Grained Simulated Soil by the CEHIXM Process" (2001). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. 211.