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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2nd Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-2)|
|Publication status||Accepted - 01 Aug 2019|
|Event||2nd Conference of The Arabian Journal of Geoscience (CAJG) - Movenpick Resort & Marine Spa, Sousse, Tunisia|
Duration: 25 Nov 2019 → 28 Nov 2019
|Name||Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation|
|Conference||2nd Conference of The Arabian Journal of Geoscience (CAJG)|
|Period||25/11/2019 → 28/11/2019|
Design and synthesis of chemically-modified biosorbents for the removal of anionic metals and dye: Kinetic and thermodynamic studiesAuthor: Huang, Z., Jul 2020
Student thesis: Masters Thesis › Masters
Huang, Z., Chen, H., Han, J., & Mangwandi, C. (Accepted/In press). Enhancing the chromium removal capacity of banana peel wastes by acid treatment. In Proceedings of the 2nd Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-2) (Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation). Springer.