Enhancing the chromium removal capacity of banana peel wastes by acid treatment

Zhouyang Huang, Haili Chen, Jinyang Han, Chirangano Mangwandi

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Different adsorbents were produced from banana peel wastes and evaluated as potential adsorbent materials for the removal of heavy metals from contaminated wastewater. Chromium (VI) was used as a model for heavy metal. Banana peels activated by different methods were used as adsorbents and all these treated peels showed high removal efficiency. The banana peels (BP) were washed and dried and milled into small particles. Preliminary adsorption experiments were done with BP revealed that the capacity was 90 mg/g. The adsorption of BP was increased to around 163 mg/g by acid modification which is higher than values reported in literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geophysics, Tectonics and Petroleum Geosciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-2) 2019
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2022
Event2nd Conference of The Arabian Journal of Geoscience (CAJG) - Movenpick Resort & Marine Spa, Sousse, Tunisia
Duration: 25 Nov 201928 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology & Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714


Conference2nd Conference of The Arabian Journal of Geoscience (CAJG)
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