Biosorption of Cu(II) ions onto the litter of natural trembling poplar forest

Dundar M., Nuhoglu C., Nuhoglu Y.

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, cilt.151, ss.86-95, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 151
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.05.055
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.86-95


The litter of natural trembling poplar (Populus tremula) forest (LNTPF) was used for the biosorption of Cu(II) ions in a batch adsorption experiments. The sorption capacity of LNTPF was investigated as a function of pH, particle size, agitating speed, initial Cu(II) concentration, adsorbent concentration and temperature. The efficiency of copper uptake by the used LNTPF increases with a rise of solution pH, adsorbent concentration, agitating speed, temperature, and with a decline of particle size and initial Cu(II) concentration. The biosorption process was very fast; 94% of Cu(II) removal occurred within 5 min and equilibrium was reached at around 30 min.