Alginate coated loofa sponge discs for the removal of cadmium from aqueous solutions

Abstract

A biosorbent was prepared by coating the fibrous network of loofa sponge (Luffa cylindrica) with a thin film of calcium alginate. Alginate-coated loofa sponge removed Cd(II) rapidly, reaching equilibrium loading of 124 mg g−1 in 30 min. Seventy % of equilibrium uptake was achieved in 10 min. In contrast, it took 240 min for alginate beads to reach a loading… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/B:BILE.0000012899.76157.19

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