The removal of cadmium from aqueous solutions by reed leaves, cypress leaves oak leaves, pine leaves and reed roots has been studied. Reed leaves have been found efficient for removing cadmium from aqueous solutions. Almost all of the cadmium present in solutions having concentrations ranging between 1 mg/L and 6 mg/L was removed by reed leaves within few days. Pine leaves and reed roots showed only little capability for removing cadmium from aqueous solutions. The results obtained on reed leaves were found to follow the Fre
ndlich adsorption isotherm.
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, Volume 31, Issue 10 November 1996 , pages 2503 - 2513