Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 614-620 Jan-Mar 2009

 

BIOSORPTION OF Cu(II) FROM WASTE WATER USING Azadirachta indica (NEEM LEAVES)

 

V.S. Sethu*, J.M. Andresen and M. Cloke

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500, Semenyih, Selangor, (MALAYSIA)

 

Received on : December 1, 2008

 

ABSTRACT

 

This study concerns the development of Azadirachta indica (neem leaf) based biosorbents for the low-cost and high-capacity removal of Cu(II) ions from waste waters. Batch adsorption experiments were performed with varying process parameters such as agitation time and adsorbent dosage. The neem leaves were dried and ground to neem leaf powder (NLP) of size 80

 

Keywords : Biosorption, Neem leaf powder, Copper(II) ions, Heavy metals, Waste water.

 

 

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