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Title: Binding of iron, zinc, and lead ions from aqueous solution by shea butter (Butyrospermun Parkii) seed husks

Abstract

Several workers have reported on the potential use of agricultural products as substrates for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions. These studies demonstrated that considerable amounts of metal ions can be removed from aqueous solutions by cellulosic materials. The merit in the use of the latter is their relative abundance and cheapness compared to conventional materials for the removal of toxic metal ions from waste-waters. In some of the studies, chemical modification of cellulosic materials significantly enhanced their ion-binding properties, providing greater flexibility in their applications to a wide range of heavy metal ions. Shea butter plant (Butyrospermun Parkii) normally grows in the wild within the guinea-savana zone of Nigeria. The seeds are a rich source of edible oils and the husks are usually discarded. The husk is thus available in abundance and, hence, there is reason to examine its ion-binding properties for its possible application in the removal of toxic metal ions from industrial waste-waters. This paper reports on preliminary studies of the sorption of iron, zinc and lead ions from aqueous solution by modified and unmodified shea butter seed husks. 8 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Federal Univ. of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State (Nigeria))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6610545
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6610545
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 52:4; Journal ID: ISSN 0007-4861
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CELLULOSE; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; IRON; SORPTION; LEAD; METALS; POLLUTION CONTROL; ZINC; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; NIGERIA; PLANTS; AFRICA; CARBOHYDRATES; CONTROL; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; MIXTURES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLYSACCHARIDES; SACCHARIDES; SOLUTIONS; SURFACE PROPERTIES; TRANSITION ELEMENTS 540320* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Eromosele, I.C., and Otitolaye, O.O. Binding of iron, zinc, and lead ions from aqueous solution by shea butter (Butyrospermun Parkii) seed husks. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1007/BF00194140.
Eromosele, I.C., & Otitolaye, O.O. Binding of iron, zinc, and lead ions from aqueous solution by shea butter (Butyrospermun Parkii) seed husks. United States. doi:10.1007/BF00194140.
Eromosele, I.C., and Otitolaye, O.O. Mon . "Binding of iron, zinc, and lead ions from aqueous solution by shea butter (Butyrospermun Parkii) seed husks". United States. doi:10.1007/BF00194140.
@article{osti_6610545,
title = {Binding of iron, zinc, and lead ions from aqueous solution by shea butter (Butyrospermun Parkii) seed husks},
author = {Eromosele, I.C. and Otitolaye, O.O.},
abstractNote = {Several workers have reported on the potential use of agricultural products as substrates for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions. These studies demonstrated that considerable amounts of metal ions can be removed from aqueous solutions by cellulosic materials. The merit in the use of the latter is their relative abundance and cheapness compared to conventional materials for the removal of toxic metal ions from waste-waters. In some of the studies, chemical modification of cellulosic materials significantly enhanced their ion-binding properties, providing greater flexibility in their applications to a wide range of heavy metal ions. Shea butter plant (Butyrospermun Parkii) normally grows in the wild within the guinea-savana zone of Nigeria. The seeds are a rich source of edible oils and the husks are usually discarded. The husk is thus available in abundance and, hence, there is reason to examine its ion-binding properties for its possible application in the removal of toxic metal ions from industrial waste-waters. This paper reports on preliminary studies of the sorption of iron, zinc and lead ions from aqueous solution by modified and unmodified shea butter seed husks. 8 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.},
doi = {10.1007/BF00194140},
journal = {Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; (United States)},
issn = {0007-4861},
number = ,
volume = 52:4,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {8}
}