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Follow-Up Application of Spondias Mombin Modified Nano-Sorbent for Trace Metals Remediation

Environmental pollution, specifically soil contamination by trace metals, is a significant problem that has caused widespread concern around the globe due to its grave negative effects on the fragile ecosystem. Zero-valent iron nano-compound modified with Spondias mombin leaves extract was employed in the removal of Zinc (Zn), Chromium (Cr), Lead (Pb), and Nickel (Ni) from contaminated soil. The metal compositions in both plant and soil were evaluated using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). The result showed that the pH conditions for optimum removal efficiency (%) of Zn (70.53%), Pb (98.89%), and Ni (99.99%) were in the range of 7 < pH ≤ 12 while Cr (98.67%) was in the range of 3 < pH ≤ 7. The result revealed that the adsorbent dosage for optimum removal efficiency (%) was 0.2 g for Cr (99.99%) and Pb (98.89%) while 0.8 g for Zn (57.51%), and Ni (99.99%). The optimum contact time was 15 min for Cr (99.99%) and Pb (86.38%) while 120 min for Zn (52.43%) and Ni (99.99%). The modified nano-compound showed higher removal efficiency (%) for Ni (99.99%) under the same condition. This study has revealed that the modified adsorbent can serve as an effective and efficient eco-benign matrix for soil remediation.

Nano-Compound, Soil Remediation, Spondias Mombin, Adsorption, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

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Ayomide Blessing Olusegun, Obi Chidi, Obuzor Ukalina Gloria. (2023). Follow-Up Application of Spondias Mombin Modified Nano-Sorbent for Trace Metals Remediation. American Journal of Physical Chemistry, 12(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajpc.20231201.11

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Ayomide Blessing Olusegun; Obi Chidi; Obuzor Ukalina Gloria. Follow-Up Application of Spondias Mombin Modified Nano-Sorbent for Trace Metals Remediation. Am. J. Phys. Chem. 2023, 12(1), 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpc.20231201.11

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Ayomide Blessing Olusegun, Obi Chidi, Obuzor Ukalina Gloria. Follow-Up Application of Spondias Mombin Modified Nano-Sorbent for Trace Metals Remediation. Am J Phys Chem. 2023;12(1):1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpc.20231201.11

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