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Heavy metals like lead, mercury, zinc, copper, nickel etc. present in waste water and industrial effluent is major concern of environmental pollution. Lead is highly toxic to human's body systems causing mental deficiency, brain damage, anemia as well as behavioural problems. According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the permissible level of lead (II) in drinking water is 0.05 mg/L-1. Contamination of water by toxic metal is a worldwide problem. Adsorption is an effective purificationfatcat:ny5cmf2mbrferjt4mzlyolw4cy