Adsorption of Cadmium(II) Ion from Aqueous Solution onto a Raw Material of Bamboo Powder and its Surface Modification


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This work was focused on evaluating the potential of bamboo powder modified with manganese oxide (MnO-BP) as a low-cost byproduct adsorbent for the adsorption of cadmium(II) ion. A batch method was carried out at room temperature and the optimized conditions. The optimization of adsorption parameters including pH, equilibrium time, dosage and initial Cd(II) concentration was also systematically studied for the removal of cadmium(II) ion. The maximum monolayer adsorption capacity of MnO-BP was estimated as 8.57 mg/g that it more adsorption capacity than untreated-bamboo powder by about 5 times. The Langmuir and the Freundlich isotherms were used to describe the adsorptive mechanism and calculated the maximum monolayer adsorption capacity. It was found that the data from MnO-BP fitted well to the Freundlich isotherm with R2>0.99. It indicated that the adsorptive behavior of MnO-BP to cadmium(II) ion is preferable. In this work, MnO-BP was used for the removal of cadmium(II) ion in wastewater sample. The MnO-BP is a low-cost adsorbent that can be used to remove cadmium(II) effectively.



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Dr. Noppakun Sanpo, Dr. Jirasak Tharajak and Dr. Paisan Kanthang




W. Chansuvarn et al., "Adsorption of Cadmium(II) Ion from Aqueous Solution onto a Raw Material of Bamboo Powder and its Surface Modification", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 879, pp. 131-136, 2018

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March 2018




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