Experimental assessment of adsorption of Cu2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solution by oyster shell powder.

  • Ting-Chu Hsu
  • Published 2009 in Journal of hazardous materials

Abstract

In this study, I found that oyster shell powder (OSP) can effectively adsorb Cu(2+) and Ni(2+) from wastewater, with the adsorption capacity being higher for the former ion. The isotherms for the adsorption of Cu(2+) and Ni(2+) on the OSP fitted the Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Kaganer-Radushkevich isotherms quite well (R(2)=0.949-0.984, 0.912-0.988 and 0.900-0.990, respectively). Positive values of DeltaH degrees and DeltaS degrees indicated that these adsorptions were endothermic in nature; the values of E (between 1.722 and 3.553 kJ mol(-1)) were consistent with a physical adsorption mechanism. Moreover, the adsorptions of Cu(2+) and Ni(2+) on the OSP followed pseudo-second-order kinetics. The adsorption capacities of the OSP toward Cu(2+) and Ni(2+) were 49.26-103.1 and 48.75-94.3 mg g(-1), respectively.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.06.105

Cite this paper

@article{Hsu2009ExperimentalAO, title={Experimental assessment of adsorption of Cu2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solution by oyster shell powder.}, author={Ting-Chu Hsu}, journal={Journal of hazardous materials}, year={2009}, volume={171 1-3}, pages={995-1000} }