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Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2014, 2(1), 23-27
DOI: 10.12691/jaem-2-1-5
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Adsorption of Heavy Metals by Biomass

Jigar Joshi1 and Omprakash Sahu1,

1Department of Chemical Engineering, KIT, Jamnagar (Gujarat), India

Pub. Date: January 24, 2014

Cite this paper:
Jigar Joshi and Omprakash Sahu. Adsorption of Heavy Metals by Biomass. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2014; 2(1):23-27. doi: 10.12691/jaem-2-1-5

Abstract

The discharge of heavy metals into aquatic ecosystems has become a matter of concern in India over the last few decades. These pollutants are introduced into the aquatic systems significantly as a result of various industrial operations. Industrialization in India gained a momentum with initiation of five year developmental plan in the early 50's. The pollutants of concern include lead, chromium, mercury, uranium, selenium, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, gold, silver, copper and nickel. The main objective of the work is to remove the heavy metal by using biomass.

Keywords:
biological biosorption biomass chemical heavy metal

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