Date of Award

1985

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Dr. Joe F. Nix

Second Advisor

Dr. R. H. Brown

Third Advisor

Dr. Joe Jeffers

Abstract

It has been seen that manganese oxides precipitate from aqueous solution as they pass downstream from cold water release reservoirs. This precipitation is visible in the form of black coatings on gravels in the river or stream bed. These oxide coatings not only cause the further oxidation and precipitation of manganese ions but also have the capacity for adsorbing trace metals from the system. The amount of metal adsorbed varies with the element. This study not only addresses the various elements which may be adsorbed but also the rates at which adsorption occurs and the factors which affect those rates.

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