Batch experiments have been conducted to determine the maximum adsorption capacity of activated carbon derived from Lantana camara fruit to remove hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution. The removal efficiency and uptake capacity of the biosorbent were determined by varying several batch level parameters. Highest removal efficiency of the biosorbent was found to be almost 99% under optimal conditions. Maximum monolayer adsorption capacity was determined to be 86 mg/g. The experimental data best fitted with Langmuir adsorption isotherm and pseudo second order model. These findings conclude that the selected biosorbent has more promising features in binding hexavalent chromium in aqueous media.
Nithya K., Sathish, A., and T. Ramachandran, “Batch, kinetic and equilibrium studies of biosorption of chromium (VI) From aqueous phase using activated carbon derived from Lantana camara fruit”, Oriental Journal of Chemistry, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 2319-2326, 2015.