Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   11

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2018

Pages :   360-364

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Removal of Cadmium (II) from aqueous solution using Coffee powder - A Kinetic study

Address:   D. P. Abhilash1*, S. Viola Rose2, B. Indirani3
1Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Bethlahem Institute of Engineering, Nadutheri, Karungal, Kanyakumari (District), Tamil Nadu, India.
2Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam, Kanyakumari (District), Tamil Nadu, India.
3Principal, Sree Devi Kumari Women’s College, Kuzhithurai, Kanyakumari (District), Tamil Nadu, India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00065.2

Cadmium, a carcinogen creates Itai-itai disease, renal damage, emphysema, hypertension and testicular atrophy. The present study focus on adsorptive removal of Cd(II) ions from aqueous solution using coffee powder, which was carried out under optimum conditions of pH, temperature, biosorbent dosage, initial ionic concentration and contact time. The Cd(II) ions adsorption on coffee powder was about99.5% at pH3.5 in 60 minutes. The adsorption of Cd(II) ions in coffee powder follows both Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherms.
Biosorbent, Biosorption, Sorption, Freundlich, Langmuir, Adsorption.
D. P. Abhilash, S. Viola Rose, B. Indirani. Removal of Cadmium (II) from aqueous solution using Coffee powder - A Kinetic study. Asian J. Research Chem. 2018; 11(2):360-364.
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