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Adsorption behaviour of manganese (Mn2+) removal from aqueous solution using carbon nanotubes

Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Y., Farhana I. (2010) Adsorption behaviour of manganese (Mn2+) removal from aqueous solution using carbon nanotubes. In: International Conference and Exhibition on Biotechnology (ICAB-2010), 25-27 October 2010, Khartoum, Sudan.

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Human activities are one of the biggest contributors to excessive manganese concentration in the environment. The proposed method to remove manganese in aqueous solution by using adsorption as in carbon nanotubes (CNT) at different parameters. Different pHs are pH 6.0, pH 6.5, pH 7.0, pH 7.5 and pH 8.0, CNT dosages are 5mg, 6.25mg, 7.5mg, 8.75mg or 10mg, contact time are 10 min, 32.5 min, 55 min, 87.5 min and 120 min while the agitation speeds are 100rpm, 150rpm, 200rpm, 250rpm and 300rpm. The parameters chosen for experiments are based on an experimental design done by using Central Composite Design, Design Expert 6.0 with 4 parameters, 5 levels and 2 replications. Based on the results, the condition set at pH 7.0, agitation speed of 300 rpm, 7.5mg and contact time 55 minutes gives the highest removal with 75.5%. From ANOVA analysis in Design Expert 6.0, the residual concentration will be very much affected by pH and CNT dosage. Initial manganese concentration is 1.2mg/L while the lowest residual concentration achieved is 0.294mg/L, which almost satisfy DOE Malaysia Standard B requirement. Therefore, further experiments must be done to remove manganese from model water to the required standard (0.2 mg/L) with the initial concentration set to 0.294 mg/L.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4286/15451
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorption, CNT, DOE, Manganese
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: A Prof Elwathig Mirghani
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 16:13
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 09:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15451

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