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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(7): 121-125
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.010


Application of Flyash for the Removal of Toxic Metals from Wastewaters through Biosorption
Ahmad Ashfaq* and Mohd Kaifiyan
Civil Engineering Section, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, A.M.U., Aligarh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Environmental pollution by heavy metal is arising as the most endangering tasks to both water sources and atmosphere quality. The treatment of heavy metals is of special concern due to their recalcitrance and persistence in the environment. The flyash was used in this work as low cost sorbent material for removal of Pb(II) and Fe(II) ions from aqueous solutions. The samples of adsorbent were sorted according to the particles diameter by standard sieves 250-500 μm. Batch experiments were carried out to study the sorption process and several parameters such as Initial pH of adsorbent, effect of contact time, effect of adsorbent amount and effect of metal concentration were conducted in these experiments. The effects of any one of those previously mentioned parameters on the sorption capacity were studied while the other parameters were kept constant. It was found that the obtained maximum sorption capacities of flyash for the removal of selected heavy metals were very high. This provide us to use flyash as a low cost material to clean up the water from toxic heavy metals studied.


Keywords: Adsorption, Adsorbent, Environment, Flyash,Heavy metal
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Ahmad Ashfaq and Mohd Kaifiyan. 2016. Application of Flyash for the Removal of Toxic Metals from Wastewaters through BiosorptionInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(7): 121-125. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.010