Efficacy of Adsorption of Cu (II), Pb (II) and Cd (II) Ions onto Acid Activated Watermelon Peels Biomass from Water

  title={Efficacy of Adsorption of Cu (II), Pb (II) and Cd (II) Ions onto Acid Activated Watermelon Peels Biomass from Water},
  author={E. Wanja and Jane I. Murungi and Prof Ahmed Hassanali and Ruth W. Wanjau},
The efficacy of the watermelon peel biomass was tested for the removal of lead, copper and cadmium metal ions using batch experiments. Watermelon peel was first modified by exposing it to1N sulphuric acid. The effect of the treatment on morphological characteristics of the adsorbent was evaluated by mid infrared spectroscopy (MIR) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The levels of adsorption of Cu, Pb and Cd on unmodified watermelon peel (UMWP) and modified watermelon peel (MWP) was studied… 

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