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Oil Palm Biomass as an Adsorbent for Heavy Metals

Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT,volume 232)

Abstract

In recent decades, increases in the world’s population, unplanned urbanization, industrialization, agricultural activities, and expanded use of chemicals, has contributed to environmental contamination via emission of wastes and pollutants. Wastes (both inorganic and organic) that are produced by human activities have resulted in high volumes of contaminated water, contact with or consumption of which poses health threats to living organisms, including humans (Ahmad et al. 2010, 2012).

Keywords

  • Heavy Metal
  • Activate Carbon
  • Sorption Capacity
  • Palm Kernel
  • Empty Fruit Bunch

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Vakili, M., Rafatullah, M., Ibrahim, M.H., Abdullah, A.Z., Salamatinia, B., Gholami, Z. (2014). Oil Palm Biomass as an Adsorbent for Heavy Metals. In: Whitacre, D. (eds) Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 232. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, vol 232. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06746-9_3

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