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This paper presents the data for the effect of adsorbent dose, initial sorbate concentration, contact time, and pH on the adsorption of chromium(VI) on maple sawdust. Batch adsorption studies have been carried out. An empirical relationship has been obtained to predict the percentage chromium(VI) removal at any time for known values of sorbent and initial(More)
Sawdust, a relatively abundant and inexpensive material is currently being investigated as an adsorbent to remove contaminants from water. Chemical substances including dyes, oil, toxic salts and heavy metals can be removed very effectively with the organic material. This article presents a brief review on the role of sawdust in the removal of contaminants.(More)
The main parameters influencing Nickel (II) metal sorption on maple sawdust were: initial metal ion concentration, amount of adsorbent, and pH value of solution. The maximum percent metal removal was attained after about 1h. The greatest increase in the rate of adsorption of metal ions on sawdust was observed for pH changes from 2 to 5. An empirical(More)
Partially converted crab shell waste, which contains chitosan, was used to remove nickel from water. The chelating ability of chitosan makes it an excellent adsorbent for removing pollutants. Advantages of chitosan in crab shells include availability, low cost, and high biocompatibility. The metal uptake by partially converted crab shell waste was(More)
Contamination of the food supply from agricultural waste is an increasing concern worldwide. Numerous hazardous chemicals enter the environment from various industrial sources daily. Many of these pollutants, including 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP), are water soluble, toxic, and not easily biodegradable. The solar photocatalytic degradation of 2,4-DNP was(More)
We studied diversity of tree-shrubs and productivity and carbon storage capacity of Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Forsk.) Decne in Indian Desert in three agro-climatic zone namely Arid western plain (AWP), Transitional plain of inland drainage (TID) and Transitional plain of luni basin (TLB) with a view to monitor the contribution of L. pyrotechnica in biomass(More)
Heavy metals pose a risk of contaminating groundwater and surface water sources due to geogenic activities, industries and agricultural sources. The removal of heavy metals e.g., cadmium, lead, and zinc from drinking, industrial and irrigation water at low concentrations is a recurring challenge, especially in developing countries. Biosorption is a(More)