Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA), hydrocarbons, Pyrene

Removing heavy metals

Removing heavy metals (Nickel, iron, lead, and chromium) and carcinogenic hydrocarbons (Pyrene, Phenatherene, and Fluoranthene) from contaminated water and effluents have become an important process in making our water bodies free from pollutant. Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA®) or Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (LECA) is used to removing heavy metals from contaminated water to make water potable.

The most widely used techniques for the removal of heavy metals and hydrocarbon from petrochemical industrial effluents are advanced treatment techniques such as:






Chemical
Precipitation
Chemical Oxidation
and Reduction
Electrochemical
 Treatment
Ion exchange
Filtration
Reverse
Osmosis

Most of these techniques have:




Operational difficulties
High maintenance costs
Use of costly mineral absorbents.

And all these counterbalances the efficiency and performance advantages.
 

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