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Adsorption of Pb(II) ions from aqueous solution using lignin from Hagenia abyssinica

B. Tesfaw
F. Chekol
S. Mehretie
S. Admassie


The adsorption of lead(II) ions from aqueous solution onto alkali lignin extracted from Hagenia abyssinica was investigated by electrochemical methods. The effect of solution pH, lignin dosage and contact time were investigated at room temperature in a batch system. Adsorption equilibrium was approached within 80 min. The adsorption kinetics data were described by pseudo-second-order kinetics model, while the equilibrium data were well fitted using the Freundlich model. A maximum adsorption capacity was found to be 80.41 mg g-1 of the dry weight of lignin.


KEY WORDS: Lignin, Adsorption Capacity, Lead(II) ion, Square wave anodic stripping voltammetry


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2016, 30(3), 473-484