Adsorption of zinc on container surfaces has been studied. Various factors affecting the amount of this adsorption have been investigated. These include the pH, the concentration of zinc ions in solution, treatment of the surface, the type of container, the shape of container, pre-saturation of the container surface with metal ions, and the presence of foreign ions in solution. The best conditions for storing zinc solutions have been concluded. Zinc solutions are best acidfied and stored in polythene containers or stored without acidification in steel containers when acidification is required to be avoided.
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, Volume 21, Issue 7 October 1986 , pages 681 - 690