Title: An integrated approach for heavy metal remediation using sorbents synthesized from waste residues
Authors: Chiang, Yi Wai ×
Ghyselbrecht, Karel
Santos, Rafael
Meesschaert, Boudewijn
Martens, Johan
Cappuyns, Valérie
Van Gerven, Tom
Swennen, Rudy #
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Host Document: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Waste Processing and Recycling in Mineral and Metallurgical Industries
Conference: Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2011) location:Montreal, Canada date:2-5 October 2011
Article number: 47220
Abstract: Heavy metal contamination from mining and metallurgical activities of aquatic systems poses significant risk to the environment and human populations. The investigation of the distribution and immobilization mechanisms of heavy metals in sediments and soils has recently attained high priority. Different remediation methods can be employed to suppress or eliminate these contaminants. A tailored approach using both commercially available and in-house made adsorbents to remediate a heavy metal contamination site due to historical metallurgical activities in north Belgium is studied in this paper.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems Section
Microbial and Molecular Systems - miscellaneous
Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
Division of Geology
Technologiecluster Bioengineering Technologie
Bioengineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Ostend
Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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