Removal of Heavy Metal from Synthetic WastewaterUsing Calcined Golden Apple Snail Shells

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Chatyapha Ketwong Somsuk Trisupakitti Chompoo Nausri Watchara Senajuk

Abstract

     Westudied the removal of heavy metals from synthetic waste water samples by using Golden Apple Snail shells,calcined at 1050OC: they were able to removeup to 30% of copper(II) ions, 88% of cadmium(II) ions and 56% of lead(II) ions. The best performance was at pH 6. Metal removal followed a stable pseudo-second order reaction equation with parameters, k2 and qe, with k2 values for Cu2+0.00377, Cd2+ 0.00278 and Pb2+ 0.00365 g/mg-min and qe values of  9.65,25.9, 16.8 mg/g and we concluded that the sorption mechanism is primarily absorption into the pores of the sorbent . This adsorbing material had two advantages, that is, lower volume of the Golden Apple Snail Shell and a cost-effective absorbent. If further developed, this could lead to better and effective low cost treatment for polluted waste waters.


Keywords:Golden Apple Snail Shell, Absorption, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Sorption kinetics

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KETWONG, Chatyapha et al. Removal of Heavy Metal from Synthetic WastewaterUsing Calcined Golden Apple Snail Shells. Naresuan University Journal: Science and Technology (NUJST), [S.l.], v. 26, n. 4, p. 61-70, nov. 2018. ISSN 2539-553X. Available at: <http://www.journal.nu.ac.th/NUJST/article/view/Vol-26-No-4-2018-61-70>. Date accessed: 23 apr. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14456/nujst.2018.22.