International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 4 2012           Pages:2321- 2327

Adsorption of Cr (VI) ions from aqueous solutions using Calcined Brick Powder (CBP)

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Hemalatha P. V  Lecturer, D. S. Govt. Degree College for Women, Ongole, A.P. India.

Prasada Rao P.V. V  Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India


Adsorption is a unique process for the removal of pollutants from water and wastewater since the process is cost effective, easily adoptable and environmentally compatible. Removal of Chromium (VI) from aqueous solutions was studied using abundantly available Calcined Brick Powder (CBP), a popular construction material as a sorbent media under various experimental conditions. The removal of Cr (VI) ions on CBP was studied under various sorption parameters such as contact time, effect of pH, initial concentration of metal ions and amount of sorbent on the adsorption capacity.  The maximum removal efficiency of 81% was achieved at pH 2.0 for Cr (VI) at equilibrium conditions. Adsorption characteristics exhibited by CBP were satisfactory and the isotherms were in conformity with both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms.

Key Words: Adsorption, Chromium (VI), Contact time, Calcined Brick Powder, Isotherms

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030113

© 2012 Copyright Hemalatha P. V and Prasada Rao P.V. V, licensee IPA.This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (2.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The electronic version of the article can be downloaded below.

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