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Adsorption kinetics of iron (II) From waste/aqueous solution by using potato peel as carbonaceous material

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Muhammad Usman Sabri, Abdul Qayyum Ather, MubeenAkhtar, Zeeshan Munawar

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 5), 212-220, November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.5.212-220


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Adsorption is one of the effective techniques for the removal of iron from aqueous solution / industrial waste water. The liberation of heavy metal pollutant particularly Fe (II) ions emerging out from industries has become a solemn concern. The objective of this study is to use low cost material as adsorbent for adsorption of Fe (II).The adsorption of Fe II from aqueous solution was studied using un-treated and treated (HCl& H3PO4) potato peel charcoal (PPC). Batch adsorption studies were carried out using different parameters like effect of contact time, effect of amount of adsorbent, effect of temperature and effect of concentration of adsorb ate. The test results revealed the adsorption capacity in following sequence: HCl- treated PPC > H3PO4-treated PPC > Untreated PPC. Adsorption studies were carried out by using Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms. Kinetic studies were revealed out by using pseudo 1st & 2nd order kinetics models to determine the rate constants. It was observed that the rate constants were generally decreased when concentration of solution was increased from 50 mg/L to 250 mg/L.  It was also noticed that correlation coefficients (R2) range from 0.912 to 0.983 for pseudo 1st order and 0.9956 to 0.9995 for pseudo 2nd order model.


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