Nano composite material was synthesized using calcium hydroxy apatite and Phoenix Dactlyifera tree powder using wet chemical precipitation method and characterized using scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The influence of operating parameters namely initial pH (3 -11), selenium concentration (50 -200 mg L-1 ), nanocomposite dose (0.5 - 6.0 g L-1 ), presence of competitor chloride ion (0 -10 g L-1 ) and agitation speed (0 – 600 rpm) on the metal uptake was studied. A correlation relating nano composite dose and selenium uptake was proposed as selenium uptake = 202.3 (e-0.259* nanocomposite dose) he maximum uptake capacity of the nanocomposite was found to be 57.27 mg g-1 under optimal environmental conditions with an initial selenium concentration of 100 mg L-1 . Monolayer sorption mechanism, proposed by Langmuir isotherm, was found to apply for this process and the isotherm constants were determined. Modified Ritchie second order and pseudo second order models were fitted to the experimental data and pseudo second order model correlated well with rate constant of 1.5 x 10-3 g mg-1 min-1 and maximum uptake capacity of 70.92 mg g-1 at 32 °C with 100 mg L-1 initial metal concentration. Ritchie model rate constant was evaluated as 1.41×10-2 min-1 under similar process conditions.