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Study on the Adsorption of Heavy Metal Ions by Biomaterials (생물질재료에 의한 중금속 흡착에 관한 연구)

  • 정석희;김상규;이민규
    • Journal of Environmental Science International
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    • v.2 no.4
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    • pp.357-365
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    • 1993
  • This study was conducted for the efficient utilization of biomaterials such as starch residue, tangerine skin, and green tea residue, which are agricultral by-products discarded in Cheju Province annually, as adsorbents and biomaterials were examined for their removal ability of heavy metal ions in waste water by batch adsorption experiments. The removal efficiency of biomaterials for heavy metal ions was above 80-90% and almost similar to activated carbon and the adsorption ability of those treated with 포르말린 was improved in the green tea residue only for $Pb^{2+}$, $Cu^{2+}$, and $Zn^{2+}$. In the conditions of pH, the removal efficiency of heavy metal ions was high in the range of 5-7. In the solutions which heavy metal ions were mixed, the removal efficiency was similar at $Ag^+$, $Pb^{+2}$ and reduced to about 10% at the other ions, as compared with the solutions they were not mixed. Adsorption isotherm of biomaterials was generally obeyed to Freundlich formular than Langmuir formular and Freundlich constant, 1/n were obtained in the range of 0.1-0.5.

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