Lead removal kinetics from synthetic effluents using Algerian pine, beech and fir sawdust's: optimization and adsorption mechanism

N. Nordine, Z. El Bahri, H. Sehil, R. I. Fertout, Z. Rais, Z. Bengharez
2014 Applied Water Science  
The present paper exposes the lead adsorption from synthetic effluents using natural and available materials. Pine, beech and fir sawdust's were used and compared for their lead adsorption ability. To optimize the sorption phenomenon, some process parameters were studied namely temperature, pH, contact time, initial Pb(II) concentration, sawdust's dosage and granulometry, stirring speed and medium salinity. The materials were characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and
more » ... . The results demonstrated that the pine sawdust gave the best level for lead adsorption (15.5 mg/g) in the following conditions and at 23 ± 2°C of temperature : pH 5.45 ± 0.05, 100 mg/L of initial Pb(II) concentration and 10 g (per liter of solution) of pine sawdust composed from granules with mean diameter lower than 500 lm. As well, the adsorption kinetics seem to satisfy to Langmuir isotherm model.
doi:10.1007/s13201-014-0233-3 fatcat:wkyfz5xkifb5rig3bptgmi6lue