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Concluding Remarks
- Equilibrium sorption isotherm studies of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) ions detoxification from waste water using unmodified and EDTA-modified maize husk

Maize husk which is an environmental pollutant have been found to be a good adsorbent for the removal of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) ions from aqueous solutions. The modification of the adsorbent by EDTA has been shown to enhance the adsorption capacity. Among the three adsorption isotherms tested, Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm gave the best fit, followed by the Freundlich isotherm and then the Langmiur isotherm. The sorption process was found to be a physiosorption process as seen from the apparent energy of adsorption. Other methods of modification are also being investigated.


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