Adsorptive Removal of Manganese from Industrial and Mining Wastewater

  • Nomcebo H. Mthombeni
  • Sandrine Mbakop1and
  • Maurice S. Onyango

Abstract

Improperdisposal of toxic wastes from mining and chemical process industries can yield higher manganese concentrations well above those normally found in environmental water. Consequently, this paper starts with a review of technologiesfor manganese removal from contaminated wastewater. Various wastewater treatment processes are discussed and compared. Special attention is given to adsorption technology wherein performance of a variety of adsorbents are analysed. Batch adsorption capacity at equilibrium is used as performance indicator. It is revealed that modified or surface re-engineered adsorbents and nanostructuredmaterials offer the best option for manganese removal from environmental water.
Published
May 4, 2016
How to Cite
MTHOMBENI, Nomcebo H.; MBAKOP1AND, Sandrine; ONYANGO, Maurice S.. Adsorptive Removal of Manganese from Industrial and Mining Wastewater. Proceedings of Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference, [S.l.], p. 36-45, may 2016. ISSN 2079-6226. Available at: <http://sri.jkuat.ac.ke/ojs/index.php/proceedings/article/view/395>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2017.

Keywords

adsorption; manganese; treatment; wastewater