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Reduction of mercury, copper, nickel, cadmium, and zinc levels in solution by competitive adsorption onto peanut hulls, and raw and aged bark

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The competitive adsorption of common heavy metal ions by peanut hulls, raw bark, and composted bark was studied. These solid wastes were found to adsorb significant amounts of one or more of the heavy metals (Hg, Cu, Ni, Cd, Zn) commonly found in municipal sludge and wastewater.

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Henderson, R.W., Andrews, D.S., Lightsey, G.R. et al. Reduction of mercury, copper, nickel, cadmium, and zinc levels in solution by competitive adsorption onto peanut hulls, and raw and aged bark. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 17, 355–359 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01686090

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Keywords

  • Heavy Metal
  • Bark
  • Solid Waste
  • Activate Sludge
  • Organic Waste