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Biosorption of aniline blue from aqueous solution using a novel biosorbent Zizyphus oenoplia seeds: Modeling studies


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This article presents the feasibility for the removal of Aniline Blue dye (AB dye) from aqueous solution using a low cost biosorbent material Zizyphus oenoplia seeds. In this study, a batch mode experiments of the adsorption process were carried out as a function of pH, contact time, concentration of dye, adsorbent dosage and temperature. The experimental data were fitted with Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm equations. The feasibility of the isotherm was evaluated with dimensionless separation factor (RL). The kinetic data of sorption process are evaluated by using pseudo-first order and pseudo-second order equations. The mode of diffusion process was evaluated with intra-particle diffusion model. The thermodynamic parameters like change in enthalpy (ΔHº); change in entropy (ΔSº) and Gibbs free energy change (ΔGº) were calculated using Van’t Hoff plot. The biosorbent material was characterized with Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and the morphology was identified with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in before and after adsorption of AB dye.









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  • Anna University Chennai: University College of Engineering Pattukottai, Department of Chemistry, Rajamadam-614 701, India
  • Anna University Chennai: University College of Engineering Pattukottai, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajamadam-614 701, India
  • Anna University Chennai: University College of Engineering Pattukottai, Department of Chemistry, Rajamadam-614 701, India
  • Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Department of chemistry, Musiri-621 211, India
  • Anna University Chennai: University College of Engineering Pattukottai, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rajamadam-614 701, India
  • Anna University Chennai: University College of Engineering Pattukottai, Department of Physics, Rajamadam-614 701, India


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