Removal of Mn (II) from wastewater by using carbon as adsorbent
Prof. Dr. Sachin Madhavrao Kanawade
Pithacelobium dulce carbon (PLDC) was found to have good sorption capacity for Mn (II) ion. Studies indicated that sorption of Mn (II) ion increases with increase in pH and a contact time of 50 minutes was found to be optimum. The effect of concentration shows that fruit shell can remove Mn (II) ion. With the increase in the concentration of substrate the sorption also increases. The presence of Fe+2 and F- ions interfered with the adsorption of Mn (II) ion.