Removal of Nitrate from Wastewater by Adsorption on Date Palm Waste (DPW)
The adsorption phenomenon is considered one of the most effective methods that can be used to eliminate the wastewater pollution that can have negative effects on the environment and human health due to the huge daily production of wastewater. Nitrate elimination is considered one of the most problems that we facing in the wastewater. In the present study, in order to efficiently remove nitrate, date palm waste (DPW) with high stability and good environmental adaptation was used as an adsorbent. A series of experiments were carried out in order to study the influence of date palm fiber on the adsorption capacity of nitrate, such as the contact time, the mass of adsorbent, the adsorbent particle size, and pH. From the studied parameters, we chose the optimum parameters to establish the kinetics and the isotherms of adsorption. The results obtained indicated that date palm fiber has good nitrate absorption capacity more than the ripes and the petioles.
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