Journal of Chemistry / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Adsorption of Cd (II), Cu (II), and Zn (II) from Aqueous Solution onto Nitrogen-Functionalized Desmostachya bipinnata

Table 3

Comparison of metal loading capacities (mg/g) of different biosorbents for the removal of Cd (II), Cu (II), and Zn (II) metal ions reported in the literatures.

AdsorbentsCd (II)Cu (II)Zn (II)References

Desmostachya bipinnata 76.8072.1058.16This study
Saw dust
(Cedrus deodara wood)
73.62[14]
Saw dust (Poplar tree)13.95[15]
Saw dust (Poplar tree)15.8[16]
Sunflower stalk42.1829.3030.73[9]
Arundo donax L stem5.7[10]
Jute fibres8.408.02[17]