Notwithstanding the widespread use of natural and pre-exchanged zeolites for zootechnical effluent treatment, little attention has been dedicated to the variation in the chemical composition of the treated slurries, besides the effects on their NH4+ content. This paper aimed at elucidating the compositional variations in terms of major and trace elements of a raw pig-slurry (PS) after three sequential treatment cycles (TC) with three different grain sizes of natural and Na-exchanged zeolite-rich volcanic tuffs (natural ZTs and NaZTs). A series of laboratory batch experiments revealed that all ZTs had profoundly influenced the final PS chemical composition. As expected, the NaZTs were more efficient in terms of NH4+ removal than the natural ZTs, reaching almost 60% reduction of the initial content after three TCs. A parallel effect of this efficient removal was the remarkable increase in Na+. The Na-forms of ZTs led also to stronger competition with K+ ions, resulting in adsorption of this macronutrient and hence in a reduction of the fertilization value of the PS. In terms of heavy metals and other trace elements, all the treatments with ZTs had significantly increased the Li, Ba, Rb, Sr, Ga, and U content in the PS.

Impact of sequential treatments with natural and na-exchanged chabazite zeolite-rich tuff on pig-slurry chemical composition / Ferretti, G.; Galamini, G.; Medoro, V.; Coltorti, M.; Di Giuseppe, D.; Faccini, B.. - In: WATER. - ISSN 2073-4441. - 12:2(2020), pp. 310-310. [10.3390/w12020310]

Impact of sequential treatments with natural and na-exchanged chabazite zeolite-rich tuff on pig-slurry chemical composition

Galamini G.;Di Giuseppe D.
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2020

Abstract

Notwithstanding the widespread use of natural and pre-exchanged zeolites for zootechnical effluent treatment, little attention has been dedicated to the variation in the chemical composition of the treated slurries, besides the effects on their NH4+ content. This paper aimed at elucidating the compositional variations in terms of major and trace elements of a raw pig-slurry (PS) after three sequential treatment cycles (TC) with three different grain sizes of natural and Na-exchanged zeolite-rich volcanic tuffs (natural ZTs and NaZTs). A series of laboratory batch experiments revealed that all ZTs had profoundly influenced the final PS chemical composition. As expected, the NaZTs were more efficient in terms of NH4+ removal than the natural ZTs, reaching almost 60% reduction of the initial content after three TCs. A parallel effect of this efficient removal was the remarkable increase in Na+. The Na-forms of ZTs led also to stronger competition with K+ ions, resulting in adsorption of this macronutrient and hence in a reduction of the fertilization value of the PS. In terms of heavy metals and other trace elements, all the treatments with ZTs had significantly increased the Li, Ba, Rb, Sr, Ga, and U content in the PS.
2020
12
2
310
310
Impact of sequential treatments with natural and na-exchanged chabazite zeolite-rich tuff on pig-slurry chemical composition / Ferretti, G.; Galamini, G.; Medoro, V.; Coltorti, M.; Di Giuseppe, D.; Faccini, B.. - In: WATER. - ISSN 2073-4441. - 12:2(2020), pp. 310-310. [10.3390/w12020310]
Ferretti, G.; Galamini, G.; Medoro, V.; Coltorti, M.; Di Giuseppe, D.; Faccini, B.
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