Biosorption of heavy metals: A case study using potato peel waste

Yong Sun, Gang Yang, Lian Zhang

Research output: Journal PublicationArticlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)


Potato peel waste (PPW) from food processing was used for removing As3+, Pb2+, and Hg2+ heavy metals from water. The response surface methodology (RSM) and the central composite design (CCD) were employed for determining optimal conditions for heavy metal removal. The statistical analysis indicates that the effect of pH is the most significant parameter. The optimal condition for achieving the maximum removal was obtained for removing different metals using RSM. Desorption study indicates its good reusability within three recycling steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-167
Number of pages9
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Biosorption
  • Central composite design
  • Heavy metal
  • Response surface methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Pollution


Dive into the research topics of 'Biosorption of heavy metals: A case study using potato peel waste'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this