Removal of radioactive cesium from liquid waste by zeolite


  • Aamir Abdullah Mohammed University of Baghdad
  • Hayder Saleem Hussein University of Baghdad
  • Salam Khudhair Abdullah Ministry of Science and Technology



Cesium-137, Zeolite, Langmuir, Freundlich, Adsorption.


A radioactive fluid waste polluted with cesium-137 from Al-Tuwaitha site -south of Baghdad-Iraq is used in this paper. Commercial zeolite is used as a sorbent material in the present work for the removal of radioactive cesium-137. The removal efficiency for radioactive liquid was 96.43 % with 2 h mixing time, 0.04 g sorbent mass and pH=6.8 and at room temperature. The Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm models were found to represent the experimental results well and these results are more consistent with Freundlich model than Langmuir model.



How to Cite

Mohammed, A. A. ., Hussein, H. S. ., & Abdullah, S. K. . (2021). Removal of radioactive cesium from liquid waste by zeolite: Array. Samarra Journal of Pure and Applied Science, 2(2), 39–47.