Equilibrium and Kinetic Studies on Adsorption of Copper from Aqueous Solution by Neem (Azadirachta Indica) Bark Powder

Authors(1) :-B. Das

Adsorption of copper (II) from aqueous solution by neem bark powder (NBP) has been investigated in the present work. All the experiments were performed under batch mode technique. Copper (II) removal is maximum at the pH: 5, adsorbent dose: 0.9 g/50 ml, contact time: 90 min and initial copper (II) ion concentration: 62.5 mg/lit. The correlation coefficient values for the adsorption isotherms: Freundlich, Langmuir, Temkin and Dubinin-Radushkevich are 0.632, 0.719, 0.760 and 0.907 respectively and for kinetic models: pseudo-first order, pseudo-second order and intraparticle diffusion equations are 0.992, 0.994 and 0.991 respectively. Langmuir maximum adsorption capacity, qmax, Temkin heat of sorption, B, and the Dubinin-Radushkevich mean free energy, E, for NBP are 10.30 mg/g, 1.180 J/mol and 0.68 KJ/mol.

Authors and Affiliations

B. Das
Department of Chemistry, Kalna College, Kalna, Burdwan East, West Bengal, India

Neem bark powder, Dubinin-Radushkevich, Langmuir, Adsorption

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 2 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-02-28
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B. Das, " Equilibrium and Kinetic Studies on Adsorption of Copper from Aqueous Solution by Neem (Azadirachta Indica) Bark Powder", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.290-298, January-February-2018.
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