Adsorption Behavior of Cedrus Deodara Leaves for Copper (II) from Synthetically Prepared Waste Water

  • N. C. Joshi
  • N. S. Bhandari
  • S. Kumar


The present work deals with the treatment of copper (II) containing waste water using low cost adsorbent. The readily available waste leaves i. e. Cedrus deodara have been used for removal of copper (II) from synthetic waste water. The adsorption study was carried out by batch operation including contact time, dosage, pH, concentration and temperature. The maximum removal achieved at optimized conditions such as high dose of adsorbent, high pH and low concentration of metal ions. The pH is an extremely important factor than other parameters have been used for removal of metal ion by Deodar leaf powder; 75.42 percent copper (II) has removed after 25 minutes at pH 5. The equilibrium data of adsorption have also been tested with various isotherm models.


Heavy Metal Removal Efficiency Isotherm Model Copper Sulfate Batch Operation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. C. Joshi
    • 1
  • N. S. Bhandari
    • 1
  • S. Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKumaun UniversityAlmoraIndia
  2. 2.Vivekananda Institute of Hill AgricultureAlmoraIndia

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