The removal of cobalt, nickel, cadmium and lead from wastewater using Lantana Camara as adsorbent

Rohan Jeffery Robert, C. R. Girish

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The current study investigates the capability of lantana camara to remove cobalt, nickel, cadmium and lead from multicomponent mixture. The material was treated with sulphuric acid to improve the adsorption properties and also pore volume, surface area and particle size. The FTIR and SEM analysis were performed to investigate the surface characteristics. The single component data for all the four components were verified by isotherm models. It was found that the Langmuir model was fitting better with the isotherm data. The interaction effect for all the metals were studied in binary, ternary and quaternary solution mode. It was found that the cobalt and nickel exhibited synergistic type of behavior, cadmium shows antagonism while lead shows non-interaction with the other components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-303
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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