Removal of mercury present in wastewater using an adsorbent produced from agro-industrial waste

Project Details


Given the need to comply with the regulations related to the permissible limit of mercury species in waters, it is necessary to develop selective adsorbents to the mercury species, with high adsorption capacities and low cost, in this case, the biochar, the which presents various functional groups (oxygenated groups and thiols) on the surface that contribute to selective adsorption. the knowledge of basic science generated in the present research work, will allow to understand the properties of the surface of the adsorbents and to characterize the adsorbent-adsorbate interactions, which will help to choose and / or design the best adsorbent for the different forms of mercury.


Characterize the adsorption of mercury species present in aquatic systems on a low-cost biochar adsorbent.

Expected results

Article isi wos or scopus, accepted, training of a young researcher (conditional on funding given by colciencias, currently in the process of being called, which was endorsed by research vice-rectory), linking an undergraduate student. international congress, a work presented at the national congress
Effective start/end date16/01/1830/01/19


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