Analysis of Carbonated Biosorbents Application in Heavy Metal Removal from Synthetic Wastewater


Lobat Taghavi 1 , Iman Nasseh 2 , Behnam Barikbin 3 , Negin Nasseh 4 , *

1 Department of Environment and Energy, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

2 Researcher, Biomechanics Researches Center, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Member of Social determinants of health research center, Faculty of Public Health, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran

4 Department of Environment and Energy, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Taghavi L, Nasseh I, Barikbin B , Nasseh N . Analysis of Carbonated Biosorbents Application in Heavy Metal Removal from Synthetic Wastewater, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2016 ; 14(2):e11360.


Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 14 (2); e11360
Published Online: June 30, 2016
Article Type: Original Article
Received: March 30, 2016
Accepted: May 31, 2016


Purpose: This study aimed to analyze the effects of removal of hexavalent Chromium using carbonated almond green hulls. In the present study, derived carbon fromalmond green hulls of zonal district of Iran were used to remove hexavalent Chromium from Synthetic wastewater. Materials and Methods: The effects of pH (2-10), Adsorbent dose (2-24 g/L), Cr (VI) concentration (10-100 mg/L), Contact time (1-60 min) and temperature (5-50°C) were studied. The experimental data fitted well to Langmuir isotherm (R2 = .853; maximum adsorption capacity 1.90 mg/g). At the end, to assess hexavalent Chromium, Spectrophotometer UV/VIS Spectrometer T80+ at 540 nm wavelength was used. Results: The findings of the present study revealed that hexavalent Chromium removal was highly dependent on the pH. Surprisingly it was understood that due to limited space in the adsorbent, the increase in the initial hexavalent Chromium density caused the removal efficiency to decrease. Conclusion: Carbonated almond green hull does efficiently remove hexavalent Chromium from industrial water wastes.

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