A Study on Removal of Heavy Metal Chromium from Aqueous Chromium Solution Using Ipomoea carnea Root as Biosorbent
Pollution is the main problem due to heavy metal discharges from industries . In this study Ipomoea carnea (Family:Convolvulaceae) is selected to remove the heavy metal chromium from aqueous chromium solution using biosorbent . The present work focuses to evaluate the effectiveness of low cost absorbent Ipomoea carnea root powder. Various parameters like pH, biosorbent, dose, contact time and metal ion concentration are investigated using batch studies. A kinetic model study and isotherm model fitting study are studied using Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. The Thermodyamic parameters ∆G, ∆H and ∆S are also seen. The results reveal that it follows pseudo first order kinetic model and also fit in the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. The results are very much encouraging. So, it can be used as low cost biosorbent in controlling the pollution.
Keywords: Pollution, Heavy metal, chromium, Ipomoea carnea, Batch adsorption study, Kinetics Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms and Thermodynamic study.
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