ADSORPTION STUDIES OF BASIC DYES ONTO TEAK (TECTONA GRANDIS) LEAF POWDER

Yash Mishra, V. Sowmya, S. Shanthakumar

Abstract


In this study, the adsorption potential of Teak (Tectona grandis) leaf powder (TLP) to remove Methylene blue (MB) and Malachite Green (MG) dye molecules from aqueous solution was investigated. Batch experiments were conducted to evaluate the influence of operational parameters such as, pH (2-9), adsorbent dosage (1-7 g/L), contact time (15-150 minutes) and initial dye concentration (20-120 mg/L) at stirring speed of 150 rpm, on the adsorption of MB and MG on TLP. The maximum removal efficiency of 98.4% and 95.1% was achieved for MB and MG dye, respectively. The experimental equilibrium data were analyzed using Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin isotherms and it was found that it fitted well to the Freundlich Isotherm model. The surface structure and morphology of the adsorbent was characterized using Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the presence of functional groups and its interaction with the dye molecules were analyzed using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR). Based on the investigation, it has been demonstrated that the teak leaf powder has good potential for effective adsorption of Methylene blue and Malachite green dye.

Keywords


Adorption; Tectona grandis; Methylene blue; Malachite green

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4090/juee.2015.v9n2.102-108

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DOI: 10.4090/juee


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