Removal of boron from wastewater of geothermal power plant by selective ion-exchange resins. II. Column sorption-elution studies

Badruk M., KABAY N. , DEMİRCİOĞLU M. , Mordoğan H., İpekoğlu U.

SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.34, no.15, pp.2981-2995, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/ss-100100817
  • Page Numbers: pp.2981-2995


Column sorption-elution studies for boron removal were performed using N-glucamine-type chelating ion-exchange resins Diaion CRB 02 Purolite S 108. The breakthrough curves were obtained as a function of resin type and feed flow rate. Boron was effectively removed from the wastewater of Kizildere, Turkey, geothermal power plant by passing it through the resins Diaion CRB 02 and Purolite S 108 at a space velocity of 25 bed volumes per hour. The boron on the resins was quantitatively eluted with 0.25 M H2SO4 solution. The resin Diaion CRB 02 was used to study the recycle use of resin for boron removal from the wastewater of Kizildere geothermal power plant. The capacity of Diaion CRB 02 remained constant after three sorption-elution-washing-regeneration cycles.