Cucumis melo rind as biosorbent to remove Fe(II) and Mn(II) from synthetic groundwater solution

Othman, Norzila and Mohd Asharuddin, Syazwani (2013) Cucumis melo rind as biosorbent to remove Fe(II) and Mn(II) from synthetic groundwater solution. In: 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Materials (ICoSM 2013) , 26-27 March 2013, Penang, Malaysia .

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Abstract

Cucumis melo rind was evaluated as a new biosorbent for the removal of Fe(II) and Mn(II) from synthetic groundwater solution. The maximum sorption capacity of Fe(II) and Mn(II) was found to be 4.98 mg/g and 1.37 mg/g respectively. Sorption was most efficient at pH 7 and 6.5 for Fe(II) and Mn(II) respectively. The biosorption of both metals increased as the quantity of biosorbent increased. The increase in initial metal concentration was associated with steep increase in biosorption at lower concentrations and progressively reaching towards plateau at higher metal concentration. FTIR demonstrated that hydroxyl and carboxyl groups were involved in the biosorption of the metal ions. The study points to the potential of new use of Cucumis melo rind as an effective sorbent for the removal of Fe(II) and Mn(II) from aqueous solution.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:cucumis melo; biosorbent; SEM-EDX; FTIR
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD1-157 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
ID Code:4418
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:25 Oct 2013 15:29
Last Modified:21 Jan 2015 16:14

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