In view of the rising generation of wastewater containing metals, sustainable and clean techniques to recover them are being researched. Thus, this study investigates the adsorption of the metals aluminum, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron (III), magnesium, manganese, nickel and zinc in a produced effluent in nickel mining by chelating ion exchange resin Dowex XUS43605. The resin was tested in columns experiments, analyzing the flow rate parameter, for pH 1.5 and at 20ºC. The concentration of metal in solution was obtained by the technique of x-ray fluorescence spectrometry energy dispersive (EDX). The results showed that breakthrough by some metals (aluminum, manganese and zinc) reached brokenthrough the initiation of the feed, while the breakthrough of copper began later. For column elution tests were used sulfuric acid first followed by ammonium hydroxide. Therefore, the study showed that the ion exchange resin can be used to treat effluents in particular mining.