ADSORPTION STUDIES OF GRAPHENE OXIDE FOR LEAD REMOVAL FROM SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER

Authors

  • Nik Rashida Nik Abdul Ghani Biotechnology Engineering Department,Kuliyyah of Engineering,IIUM Gombak,KL
  • Mohammed Saedi Jami
  • Ku Mariam Zainab Ku Abdullah

Abstract

Lead contamination present in wastewater is one of the major problems due to its toxicity and persistence. This issue increased dramatically and led to environmental and health concern worldwide. Therefore, this study aims to remove lead from synthetic wastewater effluent by adsorption process. In this study, nanomaterial called graphene oxide is used as an adsorbent due to its mechanical strength and high surface area. The parameters were optimized using Fractional factorial design under response surface method. Graphene oxide demonstrates high adsorption capacity, qmax = 500 mg/g at 100 mg/L of initial lead concentration and at optimum pH 9. Adsorption isotherm of lead was also investigated to evaluate the adsorption capacity. The equilibrium data of graphene oxide adsorption was better represented by the Langmuir isotherm and was achieved within 60 minutes. The results showed that GO is potential to be an important adsorbent for lead removal. In the future, GO might be imbedded as an adsorbent in the membrane fabrication for wastewater treatment

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Published

2019-12-23

How to Cite

Nik Abdul Ghani, N. R., Mohammed Saedi Jami, & Ku Abdullah, K. M. Z. (2019). ADSORPTION STUDIES OF GRAPHENE OXIDE FOR LEAD REMOVAL FROM SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER. Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering Journal (Formally Known As Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal), 2(2), 21–36. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/bnrej/index.php/bnrej/article/view/40