Removal of Aluminum (III) from Water by Adsorption on the Surface of Natural Compound
Although aluminum ions are not toxic, drinking water containing a high amount of aluminum can cause some illnesses such as cardiac arrest, glucose intolerance anemia, and osteomalacia (soft or brittle bones) in humans. Many methods have been introduced to remove aluminum from water but adsorption is the most simple and effective way to remove aluminum from water. This study aims to study the performance of removing aluminum (III) from water using Guava leaves. In this study, some effective parameters on aluminum removal from the contaminated water such as pH, temperature, contact time, and the effect of speed of rotation on the removal of metals absorbance dosage, were investigated. There is a remarkable aluminum (III) removal efficiency for Guava leaves in the range of aluminum concentration of 50 to 250 ppm. The contact time of 120 minutes is the suitable contact time for adsorption. The optimum pH for the aluminum adsorption from the water was acidic (pH of 6). It is obvious that the 0.5 mg dose is the most efficient adsorbent dose, and the ideal temperature is 25-30o C.
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