THE POSSIBILITY OF USING WASTE MOLD SAND FOR ADSORPTION OF ACETIC ACID
- 1 Faculty of Metallurgy - Sisak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Possibility of using waste mold sand for removal of acetic acid from the aqueous solution was studied in this article. Green sand can be used several times in mold making. When the properties of green sand are not suitable for further use, it becomes waste. Waste mold sand was used in this article as an adsorbent for the removal of acetic acid from the aqueous solution. During the adsorption process, the influence of the amount of the adsorbent and contact time adsorbent/adsorbate (waste mold sand/acetic acid) on the capacity of the adsorption process was monitored. Amount of waste mold sand was varied from 25 to 125 g. Contact times were as follows: 15, 30 and 60 minutes. The obtained results indicate that the adsorption of acetic acid on the waste mold sand occurred at all used combinations of these parameters. However, for all used contact times, the greatest adsorption capacity is achieved when the ratio of waste mold sand/acetic acid was 25 g/100 mL. For all the used amount of adsorbent, the highest adsorption capacity, i.e. dynamic equilibrium was achieved very quickly, after 15 minutes. The obtained results are in accordance with the chemical composition of the waste mold sand.