Diospyros discolor seed activated with nitric acid was investigated for removing Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions. Batch experiments were used to determine the adsorption efficiency, effect of pH, adsorption isotherm, and kinetics. Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption models were used to analyze data of Cr(VI) uptake. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was used to investigate the functional groups and surface morphology was checked using a scanning electron microscope, coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy. The optimum pH in Cr(VI) uptake was 3.5 and the maximum adsorption efficiency reached 100% at 60 min.

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