Using Solid Waste Biomass for Dye Adsorption in Water Treatment

  • Mohan Rao TamtamEmail author
  • Basava Rao Vudata Venkata


The abundantly available biomass Ficus religiosa leaf powder (FRLP) was used as an adsorbent for the removal of pollutants like Congo red (CR) from aqueous solution. The feasibility and capacity of removal were determined from the equilibrium and thermodynamic studies. The results exhibited that FRLP is a competitive and effective adsorbent compared to those commercially available adsorbents with maximum uptake of 227.7 mg per gram of adsorbent. The studies also indicated that the removal process is spontaneous and exothermic.


Ficus religiosa Congo red Adsorption Isotherms Thermodynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringBapatla Engineering CollegeBapatlaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity College of TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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