Use of Composite Sorbents for the Removal of Copper (II) ions from Aqueous Solution

  • Olugbenga Solomon Bello Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000. Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.
  • Rebecca Oyedoyin Adeeyo Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000. Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Abstract

Composite adsorbents are synthesized from two or more materials with different chemical and physical properties in order to increase their selectivity and the reusability. Researchers have developed and applied several novel composite materials for enhancing the removal of heavy metal. In this review, extensive list of composites developed via advanced technologies with specified characteristics for the removal of Cu (II) ion are discussed. Emphases on their adsorption capacities, reusability, desorption and regeneration with improved mechanical strengths are presented. Conclusively, prospects and other challenges to be checked and addressed in future are outlined

Published
Jun 2, 2014
How to Cite
BELLO, Olugbenga Solomon; ADEEYO, Rebecca Oyedoyin. Use of Composite Sorbents for the Removal of Copper (II) ions from Aqueous Solution. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 2, p. 12, june 2014. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/187>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.