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Removal of Copper(II) and Nickel (II) from Aqueous solution by adsorption on Sugarcane Bagasse

Author Affiliations

  • 1Laboratory of applied inorganic chemistry Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, CONGO
  • 2 Martin Tchoumou, Laboratory of Applied Inorganic Chemistry, Marien Ngouabi University P.O. Box 69, Brazzaville, CONGO

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 62-67, May,22 (2015)


In this study, the capacity of untreated and treated Sugarcane Bagasse by hydrochloric acid or caustic soda on the elimination of heavy metal Copper and Nickel from aqueous solution was investigated. The experimental work was carried out at room temperature and the influence of pH, contact time and Bagasse mass was determined. By increasing the contact time, the Bagasse mass and the pH of the solution, the amount of each metal adsorbed increases considerably . The results showed that Sugarcane Bagasse was found better treated by alkaline than chloride solutions with a good efficiency to remove Cu (II) &


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