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Highly selective trace ammonium removal from dairy wastewater streams by aluminosilicate materials

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Show simple item record O'Connor, Elaine Kavanagh, Oisín N. Chovan, Drahomir Madden, David G. Cronin, Patrick Albadarin, Ahmad B. Walker, Gavin M. Ryan, Alan 2020-03-24T09:21:49Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 28/10/2021
dc.description.abstract Water is a key solvent, fundamental to supporting life on earth. It is equally important in many industrial processes, particularly within agricultural and pharmaceutical industries, which are major drivers of the global economy. The results of water contamination by common activity in these industries is well known and EU Water Quality Directives and Associated Regulations mandate that NH4+ concentrations in effluent streams should not exceed 0.3 mg L−1, this has put immense pressure on organisations and individuals operating in these industries. As the environmental and financial costs associated with water purification begin to mount, there is a great need for novel processes and materials (particularly renewable) to transform the industry. Current solutions have evolved from combating toxic sludge to the use of membrane technology, but it is well known that the production of these membrane technologies creates a large environmental footprint. Zeolites could provide an answer; their pore size and chemistry enable efficient removal of aqueous based cations via simple ion exchange processes. Herein, we demonstrate efficient removal of NH4+ via both static and dynamic methodology for industrial application. Molecular modelling was used to determine the cation–framework interactions which will enable customisation and design of superior sorbents for NH4+ capture in wastewater. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation 12RC2275 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry; 86, pp. 39-46
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, , en_US
dc.subject zeolite en_US
dc.subject effluent stream en_US
dc.subject water treatment en_US
dc.subject wastewater recycling en_US
dc.subject NH4+ removal en_US
dc.subject dairy water en_US
dc.title Highly selective trace ammonium removal from dairy wastewater streams by aluminosilicate materials en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jiec.2019.10.027
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 12/RC/2275 en_US
dc.relation.projectid TC/2014/0016 en_US 2021-10-28
dc.embargo.terms 2021-10-28 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US

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