Removal of Copper from Aqueous Solution Using Orange Peel, Sawdust and Bagasse

  • Nazrul Islam Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • Ahsan Habib Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • Anarul Islam Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000
  • A. M. Shafiqul Alam Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

Abstract

Orange peel, sawdust and bagasse have been used as adsorbents for the removal of Cu(II) from aqueous solution. The effects of contact time, pH, concentration, dose and ionic strength on the removal of Cu(II) have been studied. Moreover, treated sawdust has been used as an adsorbent for the same. The equilibrium adsorption capacity of the adsorbents for Cu(II) was obtained by Langmuir isotherm. The ionic strength effect on the removal of Cu(II) from its aqueous solution indicated that the removal followed ion-exchange mechanism.

Published
Jun 1, 2007
How to Cite
ISLAM, Nazrul et al. Removal of Copper from Aqueous Solution Using Orange Peel, Sawdust and Bagasse. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 6, june 2007. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/86>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017.