Journal of Applied and Natural Science 1(2):155-158(2009)
Adsorption efficiency of carbon from treated sugarcane bagasse in removing chromium (VI) from aqueous solutions by optimization of adsorption parameters
Sucharita Tandon* and N. Nandini
Department of Environmental Science, BangaloreUniversity, Jnanabharathi Campus, Bangalore-560056, India
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : Adsorption is one of the effective techniques for removal of chromium (VI) from wastewater. In the present study, efforts have been made to develop adsorption technology for removing Chromium (Cr) VI from aqueous solutions by using sugarcane bagasse a waste which is left after taking out the juice.Activated carbon was prepared fromwaste sugarcane bagasse by chemicalactivation with orthophosphoric acid and burning for 3 hrs. Batch adsorption studies carried out showed that the adsorbent prepared from sugarcane bagasse has a significant capa City in removing Cr (VI) from aqueous solutions. Optimization of certain adsorption process factors i.e. pH, agitation time;adsorbent dose and adsorbate concentration were also made.
Keywords : Adsorption efficiency, Adsorbent, Adsorbate, Chromium (VI) and Sugarcane bagasse