Adsorptive Removal of Reactive Yellow 15 from Aqueous Solution by Coconut Coir Activated Carbon

Khan, T. and Kutty, S.R.M. and Chaudhuri, M. (2010) Adsorptive Removal of Reactive Yellow 15 from Aqueous Solution by Coconut Coir Activated Carbon. Adsorption Science and Technology, 28 (7). pp. 657-667. ISSN 0263-6174

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Activated carbon was prepared from coconut coir and its ability to adsorb Reactive Yellow 15 (RY15) dye examined. Batch adsorption tests showed that the extent of dye adsorption depended on the initial dye concentration, the contact time and the pH value of the solution. Equilibrium adsorption was attained within 240 min, with maximum adsorption occurring at a pH value of 2. The adsorption capacity of the activated carbon towards the dye was evaluated and compared with that of a commercial activated carbon. Equilibrium adsorption data for the coconut coir activated carbon (CCAC) and the commercial activated carbon (CAC) were well described by the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models, and indicated the higher adsorption capacity of CCAC. The adsorption of RY15 by CCAC and CAC followed pseudo-secondorder kinetics. The results indicate that activated carbon prepared from coconut coir is more effective than CAC for the adsorption of RY15. Hence, CCAC would be a suitable substitute for CAC in the removal of Reactive dyes from aqueous solution.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:4538
Deposited By: Prof Malay Chaudhuri
Deposited On:15 Mar 2011 08:59
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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