HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Rome, Italy or Virtually from your home or work.

Chemistry World Conference

Sep 06-08, 2021 | Rome, Italy

Scopus Indexed Conference

Boumediene Maamar

Respected Speaker for Chemistry 2021 - Boumediene Maamar,
Boumediene Maamar
Tlemcen University, Algeria
Title : Removal of copper from aqueous solution by almond peel as a low cost sorbent material: kinetic, equilibrium and modelling


The removal of copper ions (Cu2+) by an agricultural waste (almond peel) from synthetic aqueous solutions has been studied in batch mode. The effect of contact time and initial concentration of metal on the sorption kinetic has been studied. The results found showed that the quantity of metal removed by almond peel at equilibrium increases with the increase of these parameters. The kinetic of copper sorption onto the material is goodly described by the pseudo-second-order kinetic model (R2 = 0.9999). Models of Langmuir and Freundlich have been used to describe the results of equilibrium sorption at the natural pH of solutions. The model of Langmuir found to be adequate for a good description of the results (0.9968) compared with the model of Freundlich (0.9233). The maximal capacity (qmax) of copper sorption by these waste found as 78.25 mg/g (or 1.23 mmol/l) under these applied conditions.  


Dr. Boumediene Maamar studied Hydraulic and water chemistry at Chlef University and graduated with a Master in water treatment in 2000. He then joined Tlemcen University as a teacher of water treatment and desalination at the department of Hydraulic. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2015 at the same institution. After, he works at the Laboratory of water resources valorization at Tlemcen University in the position of a Researcher. He has published research articles in SCI(E) journals.

Stay informed on our latest news!