Sequestering Nickel(II) Ions from Aqueous Solutions Using Various Adsorbents: A Review

  • Kayode Adesina Adegoke Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso. Oyo State, Nigeria.
  • Olugbenga Solomon Bello Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso. Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Olayinka Uthman Bello Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso. Oyo State, Nigeria.
  • Ibrahim Opeyemi Lateef Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso. Oyo State, Nigeria

Abstract

Adsorption process has proven to be one of the best water treatment technologies around the world and activated carbon is undoubtedly considered as a universal adsorbent for the removal of different types of pollutants from water. However, widespread use of commercial activated carbon is sometimes restricted due to its high cost. Attempts have been made to develop inexpensive adsorbents utilizing numerous agro-industrial and municipal waste materials. Use of agricultural waste materials as low-cost adsorbents is attractive because it reduces the cost of waste disposal, thereby leading to environmental protection. In this review, agricultural, synthetic and other adsorbents used for adsorbing Nickel(II) ion from aqueous solutions are reported. Different ways to improve their efficiencies are also discussed. 

Published
Dec 1, 2014
How to Cite
ADEGOKE, Kayode Adesina et al. Sequestering Nickel(II) Ions from Aqueous Solutions Using Various Adsorbents: A Review. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1, p. 17, dec. 2014. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/216>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.