E-ISSN 2063-5346
 

Original Article 
ECB. 2013; 2(12): 993-998


BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES

Uzma Nadeem.

Abstract
In the present study, agricultural waste Zea maize leaves powder (MLP) was used for the removal of cadmium (II) from the aqueous
solutions. The adsorption characteristics of maize leaf as a function of pH (2-7), adsorbent dose (0.2-0.5 g), temperature (20-30oC), contact
time (0-120 min) and initial metal concentration (1-15 mg L-1
) were studied. The biosorption of cadmium (II) on MLP was dependent on
pH, adsorbent dose, temperature, contact time and initial metal concentration .The experimental results were analyzed in terms of Langmuir
and Freundlich isotherm models. The Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) measurements reveal that the presence of hydroxyl, amino and
carboxylic functional groups on the surface of MLP which provide the major biosorption sites for the metal binding. The results obtained
could be useful for the application of agricultural wastes for heavy metal removal from the industrial waste water.

Key words: Bioremediation; Cadmium (II); Agricultural wastes; Adsorption isotherms; FT-IR; Wastewater


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Uzma Nadeem
on Google
on Google Scholar

How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Uzma Nadeem. BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES. ECB. 2013; 2(12): 993-998.


Web Style

Uzma Nadeem. BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES. https://www.eurchembull.com/?mno=81473 [Access: August 09, 2022].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Uzma Nadeem. BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES. ECB. 2013; 2(12): 993-998.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Uzma Nadeem. BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES. ECB. (2013), [cited August 09, 2022]; 2(12): 993-998.



Harvard Style

Uzma Nadeem (2013) BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES. ECB, 2 (12), 993-998.



Turabian Style

Uzma Nadeem. 2013. BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES. European Chemical Bulletin, 2 (12), 993-998.



Chicago Style

Uzma Nadeem. "BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES." European Chemical Bulletin 2 (2013), 993-998.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Uzma Nadeem. "BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES." European Chemical Bulletin 2.12 (2013), 993-998. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Uzma Nadeem (2013) BIOREMEDIATION OF CADMIUM(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ZEA MAIZE LEAVES. European Chemical Bulletin, 2 (12), 993-998.