Journal of Hazardous Materials, 126(1-3), p. 169-175 (2005); doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2005.06.016
This paper presents a study of the removal of Cd and Zn present in the leachate from an inorganic industrial waste landfill using cationic exchange resins (Amberlite 200, 252-C, IR-120, Duolite C-464), a chelating resin, Amberlite IRC 718, and an adsorbent resin, XAD-2. The chelating resin Amberlite IRC 718 presented the higher removal in batch experiments for both metals (93% for Zn and 50% for Cd). Five hundred ten bed volumes of leachate were treated in column experiments using this material, reducing the concentrations of Cd and Zn from 18 mg/dm3 to 0.1 and 1.0 mg/dm3, respectively. Regeneration of the saturated bed was achieved with 11 BV of 2M HCl.