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Treatment of water contaminated with toxic metals using biomass

Grant number: 12/24657-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Technology
Principal researcher:Leandro Cardoso de Morais
Grantee:Mateus Oliveira Leme
Home Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental de Sorocaba. Sorocaba , SP, Brazil


Brazil has put on the international scene as the largest producer of orange juice in the world, most of this cultivation is found in the state of São Paulo. Consequently it has a huge amount of waste generated, in terms of peel and pulp of the orange, thus causing a significant impact on the environment and are harmful to public health.Therefore this research project, aims to quantify the adsorption of inorganic contaminants, such as Al, Cu and Ni And by thermogravimetric analysis the concentration of coke generated during pyrolysis of orange peel. Samples will be collected and dried at 105 ° C. The technique used to verify the sorption is by ICP-OES.