Author(s): Wang XJ, Xia SQ, Chen L, Zhao JF, Chovelon JM,
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Abstract The removal of heavy-metal ions from aqueous solutions by using dried activated sludge has been investigated in batch systems. Effect of solution pH, initial metal ion concentration, and temperature were determined. The results of the kinetic studies showed that the uptake processes of the two metal ions(Cd(lII) and Pb(ll)) followed the pseudo-second-order rate expression. The equilibrium data fitted very well to both the Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption models. The FT-IR analysis showed that the main mechanism of Cd(ll) and Pb(II) biosorption onto dried activated sludge was their binding with amide I group.
This article was published in J Environ Sci (China)
and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology