A series of ion-exchange column breakthrough experiments were undertaken with laboratory solutions spiked with heavy metals to investigate the removal of these metals by Amberlite IRC748 at variable salinity and temperature. Spreadsheets 1,2 contains sample ID descriptions for experiments at 20 degrees celsius, spreadsheet 3 contains sample ID descriptions for experiments at 20 degrees celsius ... (with a buffer), spreadsheet 4 contains sample ID descriptions for experiments at 4 degrees celsius, and spreadsheet 5 contains sample ID descriptions for the trial experiment. Spreadsheets 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 contain the raw data for the column experiments.
Some terms and abbreviations used in these datasets are:
LR - low range
MR - mid range
Corr - corrected for drift
QC - in-house spiked standard (multicomponent metals)
Rinse - de-ionised water rinse through ICP-MS to check for contamination or carryover NIST - NIST standard 1640: trace metal water standard (NIST stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology) Ref Values - expected values from analysis of the NIST standard DilBlk - dilution blank
Concentration AVG - average concentration (of three readings)
This work was carried out as part of ASAC project 1300 (ASAC_1300) - Development and application of technologies for the removal of heavy-metal contaminants from run-off associated with abandoned waste disposal sites.
Some of the fields in this dataset are: