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Removal of Lead Ions from Aqueous Solutions by a Novel Ficus carica L.-Zeolite-Alginate Biocomposite

Version 1 : Received: 26 September 2018 / Approved: 27 September 2018 / Online: 27 September 2018 (04:39:26 CEST)

How to cite: Kaygusuz, M.; Gök, C. Removal of Lead Ions from Aqueous Solutions by a Novel Ficus carica L.-Zeolite-Alginate Biocomposite. Preprints 2018, 2018090530 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0530.v1). Kaygusuz, M.; Gök, C. Removal of Lead Ions from Aqueous Solutions by a Novel Ficus carica L.-Zeolite-Alginate Biocomposite. Preprints 2018, 2018090530 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0530.v1).

Abstract

In this study, fig leaves, zeolite and alginate were used to prepare a biocomposite for the adsorption of Pb(II) ions from aqueous solutions. Effects of various parameters on the biosorption process such as pH, temperature, initial lead concentration and contact time have been investigated. Maximum uptake of Pb(II) ions (85%) has been achieved at pH 6, with 25 mg/L of initial concentration and at a temperature of 288.15 K. Among the applied models, the data correlated well with Freundlich and D-R models and it was established that the biosorption was physical in nature. The amount of adsorbed lead per gram of sorbent was found to be 150.3 mg/g. Thermodynamic parameters showed the exothermic heat of biosorption and the feasibility of the process. Results have suggested that the prepared biosorbent possesses promising biosorption potential.

Subject Areas

adsorption; lead; biocomposite; alginate; Ficus carica L.

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