Author : Dawood Salman, Rusul
journal of kerbala university,
2015, Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 157-165
Wood ash is a mineral waste cheap and available material, which has a high adsorption activity. It was used with clay mineral type paligorskite to manufacture the ceramic filter. The physical properties and mineral composition are measuered for the ceramic which is produced.
The efficiency of ceramic filter is measured to remove the heavy metals ions (Mn2+, Cd2+
and Co2+), from its aqueous solution with two concentration (1 and 10 mg/l) by the produceding ceramic. So, the ability to remove these ions as follows: 99.6 to 99.9% for the influxing concentration 1 mg/l, and 24 to 31% for the inflowing concentration 10 mg/l . The ability of the product to purify the raw water is measured, the producing ceramic reduces the concentration of water pollutants which are the acceptable ratios according to (WHO) drinking water specifications.