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The use of alkaline reagent like calcium hydroxide played an important role in the removal of lead ions in such a way that it helps in the removal of chlorophyll pigment and other lower weight molecular components that are useless in the bioadsorbent preparation as it acts as a phase out component for the useless material and boost up the presence of pectic acid in the melon or other bioadsorbent.
Pectic acid is the main component and calcium hydroxide plays an important role as well and the proposed process is effective for other bioadsorbent preparation and makes contaminated water useful for different purposes.
galacturonic acid and pectic acid as well as polygalacturonic acid and pectin itself (Maldonado and Navarro, 1986).