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Removal of Heavy Metals in Aqueous Solution Using Bananaand OrangePeels

Abdul Rashid, Zafira (2009) Removal of Heavy Metals in Aqueous Solution Using Bananaand OrangePeels. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study compares the abilities oftwo low cost natural resources materials: banana and orange peel to remove Cadmium, Cd(II), Iron, Fe(III) and Nickel, Ni (II) simultaneously from aqueous solution. Kinetic studies and equilibrium sorption isotherm were measured in batch conditions. The results show that the Freundlich model gave a better fitting to the experimental data than Langmuir model within the concentration range studied. Two parameters were regulated throughout the experiment: adsorbent mass and initial solution concentration. The amount of metals uptake of both banana and orange peels was evaluated quantitavely. Ahigh Fe(III) sorption wasobserved by bothbanana andorange peels followed by Ni(II) and Cd(II) metal ions. The adsorption capacity was found to be3 mg/g (Fe3+), 2.52 mg/g (Ni2+), and 2.35 mg/g (Cd2+) using banana peel sorbent and was 3 mg/g (Fe3+), 2.58 mg/g (Ni2+) and 2.37 mg/g (Cd2+) using orange peel sorbent

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Process System Engineering
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 12:09
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 12:09
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/9391

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