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Determination of Adsorption Isotherm Models for the Biosorption of Chromium Using Cherry Leaves (Muntingia calabura L.)

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Contaminations of industrial metals into the river possess major threat to environment. Chromium is a heavy metal which has the wide applications in tannery and electroplating industries. Above the permitted level of Chromium(VI) into surface water leads to severe health hazards. Therefore, biosorption is a technology used for the sorption of heavy metal. In this present study adsorption isotherm models was studied for the biosorption of chromium by cherry leaves. From the adsorption isotherms it was found that the experimental data fits well with the Langmuir isotherm than the Freundlich isotherm. The monolayer capacity Qm was fond to be 11.98 mg/l and the adsorption affinity was found to be positive which indicates the efficient biosorption of chromium


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 25)
R. Aathithya et al., "Determination of Adsorption Isotherm Models for the Biosorption of Chromium Using Cherry Leaves (Muntingia calabura L.)", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 25, pp. 12-17, 2014
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