Removal of Iron and Chromium from Effluent Water of Steel Plant using Syzygium Cumini Seed


  • Rajam Bharathi Women's College, Chennai.
  • Vasuki Devi RMK College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvallur.
  • Shanija RMK College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvallur.
  • Dhurairaj Satheesh Loganatha Narayanasamy Government College (Autonomous), Thiruvallur.



Syzygium Cumini, Adsorbent, Heavy metals, Effluent water, Secondary pollutant, Biosorption


In the current scenario health of people has been greatly incriminated due to heavy metal defilement. Modernization and industrial enterprise are the major cause for the incorporation of heavy metals in the environment. The most precarious heavy metals which are found to impinge water bodies are chromium, mercury, lead, cadmium, and iron etc. Most of the treatment techniques are found to be risk due to the production of secondary pollutant. Such problem can be rectified by the use of natural adsorbents which will reduce the secondary pollutant to large extent. The most efficacious and economic process for the removal of toxic heavy metal is biosorption. Present investigation aims to analyse the effluent water generated from steel plant and remove heavy metals like iron and chromium from it using Syzigium Cumini seed powder as adsorbent.

Author Biographies

Rajam, Bharathi Women's College, Chennai.

Department of Chemistry, Bharathi Women's College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Vasuki Devi, RMK College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvallur.

Department of Science and Humanities, RMK College of Engineering and Technology, Puduvoyal, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India.

Shanija, RMK College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvallur.

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, RMK College of Engineering and Technology, Puduvoyal, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India.

Dhurairaj Satheesh, Loganatha Narayanasamy Government College (Autonomous), Thiruvallur.

Research Department of Chemistry, Loganatha Narayanasamy Government College (Autonomous), Ponneri, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India.


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