Modified Saw Dust for the Removal of Lead Cations from Aqueous Media

Ismail Abbas, Jinane K. Chaaban, Iyad Karamé


Saw dust modified with chloroethylacetate was prepared. The product was used as an extracting agent for the solid-phase extraction of lead cations from aqueous media. The uptake performance of modified saw dust (MSD) for removal of Pb(II) cations was investigated using batch method. The influences of some experimental parameters like initial concentration of the cation, extraction time, concentration of the saw dust, pH and temperature were studied. Three adsorption isotherms [Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Redushkevish (D-R)] were used to analyze the equilibrium data. The sorption capacity of modified saw dust was found to be 78.1 mg/g at 298 K from 164 mg/l aqueous solution of lead cation. The mean free energy calculated from D-R model was found to be 15.81 KJ/mol, indicating that chemisorption is involved in the extraction process. The removal of lead cation does not change with increasing temperature. The present method has been compared with the previous methods.

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International Journal of Chemistry   ISSN 1916-9698 (Print)   ISSN 1916-9701 (Online)

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