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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(3): 199-201 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.102

Removal of Zinc Ions from Industrial Effluent by Using Cork Powder as Adsorbent

Sachin M. Kanawade and R. W. Gaikwad

Abstract—Rapid industrialization and urbanization have resulted in the discharge of various toxic pollutants into the water bodies. Heavy metals constitute the major part of toxic waste let out by many industries. These metals are toxic to both human beings and aquatic life when they exceed their permissible limits. There are several methods used for the removal of heavy metals in the wastewater such as chemical precipitation, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, electro dialysis, ultra filtration and phytoremediation. But these methods are either expensive or inefficient for the removal when the metals are at high concentration. The search for new technologies involving the removal of toxic metals from wastewaters has attracted attention to adsorption. The present study aims at the removal of zinc from electroplating industrial wastewater using a cheap adsorbent, cork powder. 98% of zinc removal was found in synthetic wastewater whereas the removal percentage for the electroplating industrial wastewater was observed to be 91%.

Index Terms—Adsorption, Zn ion, Cork powder, Industrial effluent.

Sachin M.Kanawade is with Pravara Rural Education Society’s SirVisvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Chincholi, Chemical Engineering Department,Pune University,Tal-Sinnar, Dist-Nashik, M.S.India
R. W. Gaikwad Pravara Rural Education Society’s Pravara Rural Engineering College, Loni, Chemical Engineering Department, Tal-Rahata, Dist-A’Nagar, PuneUniversity, M.S.,India.


Cite: Sachin M.Kanawade and R.W.Gaikwad, "Removal of Zinc Ions from Industrial Effluent by Using Cork Powder as Adsorbent," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 199-201 , 2011.

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