Geochemical of Fossil Diatoms and Its Utilization as Adsorbent in Water Treatment

  • Touina Amel
  • Chernai Safia
  • Hamdi BoualemEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Diatomite is characterized by exceptional physicochemical properties and its many industrial applications. Using a variety of techniques in this study, we characterized the chemical, physicochemical and structural properties of a diatomaceous earth sampled in the deposit of sig Algeria. Natural diatomite was tested as a potential sorbent for the removal of heavy metal ions. The results show that the high sorption ability of diatomite makes the material a suitable candidate in the removal of heavy metals (Pb(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II)) from water.


Diatomite Geochemistry Adsorbent Waster Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LCVRM, ENSSMalAlgerAlgérie

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