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Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 628) Last page : ( 632)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00112.8

A comparative study of microwave and hot air oven treated wood apple rind as an adsorbent for the removal of alizarin red dye from aqueous solution

Anu M., Premalatha C., Malarvizhi R.*

Department of Chemistry, Govt Arts College, Trichy-620022, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: malar_abc@yahoo.com

Online published on 21 August, 2018.

Abstract

Wood Apple rind has been carbonized using hot air oven and microwave oven after the treatment with phosphoric acid. Both the samples are employed as an adsorbent for the removal of Alizarin red dye from aqueous solution. The prepared adsorbents were characterised by using FT-IR, SEM. The effect of pH, initial dye concentration and adsorbent dosage has been studied. The experimental data were fitted with Langumuir and Freundlich isotherm models. The pH of the solution plays an important role in the removal of Alizarin red dye using the above adsorbents.

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Keywords

Alizarin red dye, wood apple, Freundlich, Langmuir isotherms.

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