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Advances in Chemistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 6848693, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6848693
Research Article

Zirconium-Doped Fungal Sorbents: Preparation, Characterization, Adsorption Isotherm, and Kinetic and Mathematical Modelling Study for Removal of Fluoride

Department of Chemical Engineering, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka 572103, India

Received 26 April 2016; Accepted 13 June 2016

Academic Editor: Peiqiang Li

Copyright © 2016 Poornima G. Hiremath and Thomas Theodore. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The plots of adsorption isotherms (Figure S1), kinetics (Figure S2), 3D Response surface plots (Figures S3-S6) and predicted versus actual responses (Figure S7) are illustrated in Figures S1-S7; and the percentage chemical composition of zirconium-doped fungal biomass using EDS analysis (Table S1) and ANOVA tables for the response of percentage fluoride removal (Tables S2-S5), for four zirconium-doped fungal biomass are provided in Tables S1-S5.

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