Green Nanotechnology for Bioremediation of Toxic Metals from Waste Water

  • A. Kardam
  • K. R. Raj
  • S. Srivastava


The present piece of work reports the preparation and characterization of nano cellulosic fibers (NCF) derived from Moringa Oleifera seed pods for decontamination of toxic metals. AFM image and SEM micrograph point out their long rod like elongated nano fibrillated morphology. These cellulosic fibers were characterized by FTIR & XRD analysis. The average grain size, calculated from the Debye Scherer equation was found to be 10 nm. The nano remediation batch experiments for cadmium and lead metal ions showed that prepared NCF (0.500 gm) posse’s removal efficiency of 81.7 % and 84.5 % for Cd (II) and Pb (II) from initial concentration of 25 mg/l compared to control native Moringa Oleifera experiments of biomass dose (2gm).


Sorption Study Sodium Chlorite Moringa Oleifera Biomass Dosage Chlorite Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kardam
    • 1
  • K. R. Raj
    • 1
  • S. Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceDayalbagh Educational InstituteAgraIndia

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