REMOVAL AND RETRIEVAL OF CHROMIUM (III) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY SORGHUM BIOMASS

  • I. Cano-Rodríguez
  • J.A. Pérez-García
  • M. Gutiérrez-Valtierra
  • J.L Gardea-Torresdey University of Texas at El Paso
Keywords: Removal and recovery of chromium(III), bioadsorption, sorghum

Abstract

In this work, the ability for the removal and recovery of chromium(III) ions from aqueous solution by “sorghum agriculture waste” in both, batch and flow experiments, was investigated. The results show that chromium(III) ions bind to the biomass at pH 4.5-5 and at a contact time of 15 minutes, with a saturation capacity of 10 mg/g of dry biomass. The immobilized biomass was capable of removing and recovering chromium(III) ions in flow conditions after several sorption-desorption cycles.

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Published
2020-11-10
How to Cite
Cano-Rodríguez, I., Pérez-García, J., Gutiérrez-Valtierra, M., & Gardea-Torresdey, J. (2020). REMOVAL AND RETRIEVAL OF CHROMIUM (III) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY SORGHUM BIOMASS. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 1(3), 97-103. Retrieved from http://www.rmiq.org/ojs311/index.php/rmiq/article/view/2176

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