Absorption of lead (Pb) from contaminated aqueous mediums using banana (Musa paradisiaca) peel
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The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility to remove lead (Pb) from contaminated waters using banana peel biomass. Particle size of the biomass and contact time were evaluated, obtaining the higher removal capacity by the #60 mesh sieve at 30 minutes of contact time, with a removal level around of 99% of Pb. The obtained results suggest the potential for Pb removal using banana peel, which with a minimum treatment could be used as adsorbent in the treatment of contaminated waters.