African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12487

Article in Press

ADSORPTION OF CHROMIUM (VI) AND LEAD (II) IN SYNTHETIC SOLUTIONS USING TAMARINDUS INDICA FRUIT PEEL.

Radames Hodelin Barrera , Taimi Bessy Horruitiner, Orlindes Calzado Lamela, Rosa María Pérez Silva

  •  Received: 24 May 2023
  •  Accepted: 13 September 2023
Adsorption allows minimizing the generation of toxic waste and the recovery of the metal. The objective of the work was to study the bioadsorption of Cr (VI) and Pb (II) using the dry peel of Tamarindus indica. We worked at different pH values and concentration levels. The determination of the chemical-physical parameters was carried out at the Empress Geominera Oriente. Adsorption isotherms were performed using the Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich models, resulting in the maximum bioadsorption capacity of Cr (VI) and Pb (II) by biomass being 3.83 and 15.63 mg/g, respectively. reaching maximum removal percentages of 90.8%. The values of mean free energy of adsorption obtained from the Dubinin-Radushkevich model in Cr (VI) and Pb (II) were 10,000 kJ/mol, respectively, showing that, for these experimental conditions, the adsorption process is of a chemical nature.

Keywords: bioadsorption, Tamarindus indica, chromium (VI), lead (II)