Eco – Friendly Removing of Some Heavy Metals Via Morusnigra Leaves
American Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 147-153
Received: Aug. 11, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 11, 2017; Published: Nov. 17, 2017
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Said Milad, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zaytouna University, Tarhona, Libya
Mohamed Ezeldin, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum, Sudan
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The main objective of this research is using of Morusnigra leaves powder as adsorptive material for remove of some heavy metals ions, practically Pb(ii), Cu(ii), Mn(ii) and Co(ii). The efficiency of Morusnigra leaves powder was investigated to remove these heavy metals ions form their solutions and wastewater. The parameters such as weight of adsorptive material (g) and Metal ion concentration are investigated in the constant time and pH. The results showed that as weight of adsorptive material increased the removal % was increased. Therefore, the higher removal % for Pb(ii), Cu(ii), Mn(ii) and Co(ii) was found to be 91, 85, 83 and 67 respectively.
Adsorption Isotherm, Morusnigra, Eco-Friendly Removing
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Said Milad, Mohamed Ezeldin, Eco – Friendly Removing of Some Heavy Metals Via Morusnigra Leaves, American Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 147-153. doi: 10.11648/j.ajche.20170506.15
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