Effective and selective adsorption of Zn2+ from seawater on a layered silicate

Yusuke Ide, Naonori Ochi, Makoto Ogawa

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Metal exchange: A layered alkali silicate, magadiite, effectively concentrates Zn2+ from seawater by ion exchange even in the presence of Cd2+. The interlayer Na+ of magadiite is almost quantitatively exchanged with Zn2+ in mixed-electrolyte solutions (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-656
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 17


  • adsorption
  • ion exchange
  • seawater
  • silicates
  • zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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