Evaluation of adsorption potential of reed bed substrates for chromium (III) removal from tannery effluent: A batch study

The adsorption capacity of riverbed sand, sawdust, vermiculite and soil for Cr (III) ions from tannery effluent has been investigated in detail in order to evaluate their possible application as filter material in reed bed treatment system. The adsorption isotherm was determined along with the effect of contact time, initial Cr concentration and pH on the efficiency of Cr removal.