Document Type: Original Research Paper


1 Department of Mining, Faculty of Engineering, IKIU

2 Member of chemistry group

3 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, IKIU


The main objective of the present study is to investigate the feasibility of using Carboxymethyl chitosan magnetic nanoparticles (CCMN) for the adsorption of Cd2+. The study also reports important parameters, which affect the adsorption process, i.e., pH, adsorbent dose, contact time and concentration of Cd2+, using Box-Behnken designs. Firstly, functional carboxymethyl chitosan magnetic nanoparticles (about 33 nm) was prepared by chemical coprecipitating and characterized by means of scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Then, CCMN was used as the adsorbent for the treatment of effluent. The ANOVA result of the full model shows that pH, adsorbent dosage and metal concentration had a significant effect on metal removal. In addition, this parameters indicates which contact time variable does not have a significant effect (p>0.05).