Application of chemically modified rice husk for the removal of heavy metals from aqueous solution.J Environ Sci Eng. 2010 Jan; 52(1):15-8.JE
The removal efficiency of lead, cadmium and zinc from aqueous solution on adsorption by using rice husk, a non-conventional material in its natural and chemically modified form has been presented in this paper. It has been observed that rate of adsorption is dependent on the nature of the adsorbent, adsorbent dose, particle size of the adsorbent, concentration, pH, contact time, temperature, etc. Under identical experimental condition chemically modified rice husk was found to possess greater adsorption capacity for all metals than untreated rice husk and chemically modified rice husk ash. Chemically modified rice husk could remove 99.8% Pb, 95% Cd and 97% Zn from aqueous solution at room temperature.