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Removal of Nickel (II) from Aqueous Solutions by Adsorption with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)

Author Affiliations

  • 1 G.H. Raisoni Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Nagpur, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 6-11, June,18 (2012)


Metal ion contamination of drinking water and waste water, especially with heavy metal ion such as nickel, is a serious and on-going problem. In this work, granular activated carbon was used for the removal of Ni2+ from aqueous solution. The impacts of the Ni2+ adsorption capacities of the acid-modified carbon oxidized with HNO3 were also investigated. Metal sorption characteristics of raw and modified granular activated carbon were measured in batch experiments. An increase in adsorption capacity of the modified carbon than raw granular activated carbon towards nickel ion adsorption is observed


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