REMOVAL OF CHROMIUM IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING ACTIVATED PERGULARIA DAEMIA CARBON BY BATCHADSORPTION METHODAravinthavathani S., Arivoli S. and Hema M.
In this research, the stems of Pergularia daemia which is a kind of pick over were converted to activated carbon and were used for the removal of hexavalent chromium ion from aqueous solution. The effect of some parameters such as contact time, adsorbent dose, pH of solution, and other ionic strength of Cr (VI) onto the adsorbent. The equilibrium data were analyzed by Langmuir, and Freundlich isotherm models. Kinetic parameters were studied using following manner such as pseudo second order model, Elovich model and intraparticle diffusion model for adsorption process in addition the thermodynamic parameters such as change in free energy (ïGÂ°), enthalpy (ïHÂ°) and entropy (ïSÂ°) were determined. The results revealed that in this process, the adsorption isotherm and kinetics have more conformity with Langmuir isotherm and pseudo-second-order kinetics, respectively and the thermodynamics study provide evidence about nature of adsorption process.