Thermodynamic and Isotherm Studies of the Biosorption of Cu(II), Pb(II), And Zn(II) by Leaves of Saltbush (Atriplex Canescens)‎
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  • Maather F. Sawalha
  • Jose R. Peralta-Videa
  • Jaime Romero-González
  • Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey
  • Maria Duarte-Gardea
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The Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms were used to describe the biosorption of Cu(II), Pb(II), and Zn(II) onto the saltbush leaves biomass at 297 K and pH 5.0. The correlation coefficients (R2) obtained from the Freundlich model were 0.9798, 0.9575, and 0.9963 for Cu, Pb, and Zn, respectively, while for the Langmuir model the R2 values for the same metals were 0.0001, 0.1380, and 0.0088, respectively. This suggests that saltbush leaves biomass sorbed the three metals following the Freundlich model (R2 > 0.9575). The KFvalues obtained from the Freundlich model (175.5 · 10−2, 10.5 · 10−2, and 6.32 · 10−2 mol · g−1 for Pb, Zn, and Cu, respectively), suggest that the metal binding affinity was in the order Pb > Zn > Cu. The experimental values of the maximal adsorption capacities of saltbush leaves biomass were 0.13 · 10−2, 0.05 · 10−2, and 0.107 · 10−2 mol · g−1 for Pb, Zn, and Cu, respectively. The negative ΔG values for Pb and the positive values for Cu and Zn indicate that the Pb biosorption by saltbush biomass was a spontaneous process.

The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics Volume 39, Issue 3, Pages 488–492
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