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Título: Copper and lead removal by peanut hulls: equilibrium and kinetic studies
Autor: Oliveira, F. D.
Paula, J. H.
Freitas, Olga M.
Figueiredo, Sónia Adriana
Palavras-chave: Copper
Peanut hulls
Data: 2009
Editora: Elsevier
Relatório da Série N.º: Desalination; Vol. 248, Issues 1-3
Resumo: This research work aims to study the use of peanut hulls, an agricultural and food industry waste, for copper and lead removal through equilibrium and kinetic parameters evaluation. Equilibrium batch studies were performed in a batch adsorber. The influence of initial pH was evaluated (3–5) and it was selected between 4.0 and 4.5. The maximum sorption capacities obtained for the Langmuir model were 0.21 ± 0.03 and 0.18 ± 0.02 mmol/g, respectively for copper and lead. In bi-component systems, competitive sorption of copper and lead was verified, the total amount adsorbed being around 0.21 mmol of metal per gram of material in both mono and bi-component systems. In the kinetic studies equilibrium was reached after 200 min contact time using a 400 rpm stirring rate, achieving 78% and 58% removal, in mono-component system, for copper and lead respectively. Their removal follows a pseudo-second-order kinetics. These studies show that most of the metals removal occurred in the first 20 min of contact, which shows a good uptake rate in all systems.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/2990
ISSN: 0011-9164
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0011916409007140
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