Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 331-341 April-June 2007

 

AN ECO-Friendly APPROACH TO REMOVE ARSENIC FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE

 

Aguilar Felicitos N.* and K. Smith

Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, (Philippines)

 

Received on : February 13, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present communication reports the unexdloited property of the seed powder of the multidimensional plant (Moringa oleifera Lamarck) as a bioremedial approach for the removal of two environmentally important oxidation states of arsenic (arsenite, As (III) and arsenate, As(V) from water bodies. The efficiency of the desorption of the metals from loaded biosorbent for the reusability of the biosorbent has also been examined.

 

Keywords : Biosorption, Bioremedial approach, Biomass, SMOS, Desorption, Synthetic coagulants.

 

 

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