Preparation of Natural Ouw Clay-Chitosan Composite and Its Application as Lead and Cadmium Metal Adsorbent
This study aims to obtain the optimum ratio of Ouw Natural Clay (LAO):Chitosan in the manufacture of chitosan-LAO composites. The composite will be used as an adsorbent for heavy metals Lead (Pb) and Cadmium (Cd). LAO-Chitosan composites were made with the ratio of LAO:Chitosan = 1.25:1, 2.5:1, 5:1. XRD and SEM were carried out for each composite. The performance as a Cd metal adsorbent was determined by calculating the adsorption capacity. Composites with a ratio of 1.25:1 have the best adsorption capacity. The performance as adsorbent for Cd metal was determined by calculating the absorbed Cd concentration. Maximum results are achieved by composites with a ratio of 5:1.
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