Removal of lead ions from wastewater with economical adsorbents: A preliminary finding / Megat Ahmad Kamal Megat Hanafiah, Shariff Che Ibrahim and Muhd Zu Azhan Yahya

Megat Hanafiah, Megat Ahmad Kamal and Che Ibrahim, Shariff and Yahya, Muhd Zu Azhan (2004) Removal of lead ions from wastewater with economical adsorbents: A preliminary finding / Megat Ahmad Kamal Megat Hanafiah, Shariff Che Ibrahim and Muhd Zu Azhan Yahya. In: STSS 2004 : Sains dan Teknologi Jilid 1, 31 Mei – 1 Jun 2004, Hotel Vistana, Kuantan Pahang.

Abstract

The removal of lead from synthetic wastewater with economical materials particularly Hevea brasiliensis (HE) leaf. Imperata cylindrica (IC) leaf and Sterculia spp (SS) leaf was investigated by the batch mode method. The influence of pH and particle size on the removal of lead was determined. The removal percentages by adsorption onto HE, SS and IC showed high values for lead ions. The extent of lead removal increased with decrease in the size of adsorbents and increase in the pH of the solution. Lead ions were removed best (75%) by SS and IC at pH 7 by using adsorbent size of 500 µm. Highest removal of lead by HE was recorded by using the size of 500 µm, at pH 5. Due to their demonstrated ability for lead uptake and low production cost, these natural wastes are attractive adsorbents for the removal of lead from waste streams.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Megat Hanafiah, Megat Ahmad Kamal
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Che Ibrahim, Shariff
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Yahya, Muhd Zu Azhan
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Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > Qualities of water. Water quality
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Adsorption
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: STSS 2004 : Sains dan Teknologi Jilid 1
Event Dates: 31 Mei – 1 Jun 2004
Page Range: pp. 209-214
Keywords: Adsorption, Natural adsorbents, Batch mode, Percentage removal, Low-cost adsorbents
Date: 2004
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/50590
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