Application of Biosorbent Derived from Cactus Peel for Removal of Colorful Manganese Ions from Ground Water
Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages: 18-23
Received: Jan. 9, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 23, 2015; Published: Feb. 10, 2015
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Ayelech Belayneh, Department of Chemistry, Adigrat University, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia
Worku Batu, Department of Chemistry, Adigrat University, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Access to ground water is a human right, yet more than 80% people of Ethiopia, especially in rural areas, rely on unimproved sources and the need for finding ways of treating water is crucial. Although the use of natural biosorption coagulant agricultural waste product in drinking water treatment has been discussed for a long time, the method is still not in practice, probably due to availability of material and limited knowledge. In this study, Cactus Peel agricultural waste product made from plant materials found in Adigrat city was applied as coagulation biosorption for treatment of heavy metal in ground water. The Natural Biosorption of Cactus peel were applied based on their size particle as it is without addition of any additive chemicals for treatment of water and at room temperature without any extra cost. Based on particle sizes their efficiencies of treatment, 36.02% for S1, 17.10% for S2, 22.80% for S3 based on Colorful Mn metal/ion concentration were obtained. High treatment efficiencies were recorded at particle sizes of S1(10mm, 0.5gm).
Keywords
Biosorbent, Cactus Peel, Coagulation, Manganese
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Ayelech Belayneh, Worku Batu, Application of Biosorbent Derived from Cactus Peel for Removal of Colorful Manganese Ions from Ground Water, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 18-23. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20150401.13
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