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Faizullah Peer
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Wakgari Hailu Merga
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Ashenafi Syoum Menkir
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STUDY OF ADSORPTION EFFICACY OF ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) WOOD BLENDED WITH MUSA ACUMINATA STEM POWDER

Mastan Rao Kotipalli

In continuation of our research work in the area of developing adsorbents from agricultural wastes, a mixture of adsorbents is chosen in the present study. A novel adsorbent obtained by blending adansonia digitata (baobab) wood and musa acuminata stem (1:1 w/w) has been used for the removal of congo red dye using simulated aqueous solutions employing adsorption method. The degree of adsorption was studied by using different parameters such as pH (2-8), contact time (50-150 min), initial dye concentration (50-150 mg/l) and adsorbent dosage (0.5-2 g). The extent of adsorption was determined by employing UV-Vis spectrometer. The experimental data was verified by Freundlich model and found to be in agreement. Under the experimental conditions the parameters at the maximum adsorption ability have been determined for the dye and reported.

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Seid Ahmed
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