MANGO PLANT LEAVES (MPL) WERE USED FOR THE REMOVAL OF ZN2+ ,CD2+ AND PB2+ METALS FROM PULP AND PAPER MILL EFFLUENTS
Heavy metals are major environmental pollutants.Some metals are not biodegradable therefore a need of removal methods i.e economic and easy handleable.Mango plant leaves was found to have natural capacity to accumulte heavy metals at significant concentration. Phytoremediation or biosorption for a new technology aimed at removing these metals from dilute solutions or from the industrial wastage like pulp and paper mill wastewater.The concentration of these metals was determined by ICP-AES. The method also indicated that the order of adsorption affinity was Pb2+>Cd2+>Zn2+.
P.M. YEOLE AND V.S. SHRIVASTAVA