Equilibrium and Kinetics studies for the biosorption of aqueous Cd (II) ions onto Eichhornia crasippes biomass

Abstract

Abstract: Batch experiments were carried out to determine the capacity of E. crasippes biomass to adsorb Cd (II) ions from aqueous solutions with respect to contact time and initial concentration of Cd (II) ions, adsorbent dosage, pH and temperature. The experimental data were modeled by Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. The data fitted well with the Freundlich model which implies that the adsorption was multilayer. The data was also subjected to Kinetic models and the pseudo-second-order model found to fit the data. The macrophyte biomass used in this study did not undergo any chemical modification or pretreatment, which when added to its abundance and its low cost make it a green alternative for the removal of Cd (II) ions from water and waste water.

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@inproceedings{Anzeze2014EquilibriumAK, title={Equilibrium and Kinetics studies for the biosorption of aqueous Cd (II) ions onto Eichhornia crasippes biomass}, author={Davis Amboga Anzeze and John Mmari Onyari and Paul Mwanza Shiundu and John W Gichuki}, year={2014} }