IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 12, December 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Pandey P L, Kankal S B, Jadhav M V
Excess of copper in drinking water is significantly toxic to human being and ecological environments. Various treatment technologies for copper removal from industrial and municipal waste water effluents has been investigated in past. In the present study batch adsorption studies were carried out for adsorption of Cu by using natural cheap agro waste such as Syzygium Cumini L for removal of copper from aqueous solution. The effects of initial metal concentration, Dose, pH, contact time on the removal on Cu have been studied. Results indicate that contact time of 360 min is sufficient to achieve equilibrium at different concentrations. Determination of Cu was done using Atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The peak percentage adsorption of Cu was attained at pH 7.0.Adsorption parameters were determined using both Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin isotherms, but the experimental data were better fitted to Langmuir equation than to Freundlich and Temkin equation.