Biosorbent is a biological origin solid system from bacterial, fungal, plant or animal origin 10. It has several functional groups such as carboxyl, ether, carbonyl, hydroxyl, and ester groups and more effective alternatives for metal ions sorption (e.g Mo) from aqueous solution 11-16. Adsorption using a cheap, abundant and environmental-friendly adsorbent originated from a plant such as an olive tree (Olea Europea).
It has an effective substitute as is the simplest and most useful method 17, 18. Its common name was for about 35 species of evergreen shrubs and trees in the olive family of the genus Olea which has varieties of parts such as fruit, leaves, and oil. The olive tree was domesticated trees in the family Oleaceae cultivated by man for more than 5500 years ago. Olive trees native to the Medial East, Egypt, Palestine, Jordon, Syria, Africa and Asia.
They have many varieties that exhibit major or minor phenotypical and genetic differences 19-23.