Studies on the biosorption of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solutions by using boiled mucilaginous seeds of Ocimum americanum.

@article{Lakshmanraj2009StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the biosorption of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solutions by using boiled mucilaginous seeds of Ocimum americanum.},
  author={Levankumar Lakshmanraj and Ayyanar Gurusamy and Manavalan Gobinath and Rathinam Chandramohan},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2009},
  volume={169 1-3},
  pages={
          1141-5
        }
}
Investigations were carried out to study the chromium removal efficiency of boiled mucilaginous seeds of Ocimum americanum. Batch experiments were conducted to study the biosorption kinetics of chromium removal for the concentrations 10mg/L, 20mg/L and 40 mg/L of chromium(VI) solutions. The biosorbent dosage was 8 g dry seeds/L. The toxic hexavalent chromium was reduced to less toxic chromium(III) in the presence of seeds and the reduced chromium was adsorbed on the mucilage of seeds. Both the… CONTINUE READING

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