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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 2557) Last page : ( 2560)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00452.8

Adsorption of Methylene Blue from aqueous solutions using Tamarindus indica

Vijetha P.1,*, Naidu M. Ramesh1, Satyasree N.2, Reddy P. Rajasekhar1

1Chemical Engineering Department, VFSTR University, Vadlamudi, Guntur (Dist), Andhra Pradesh, India

2Sciences and Humanities Department, VFSTR University, Vadlamudi, Guntur (Dist), Andhra Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vijethap_chem@vignanuniversity.org, vijetha.ponnam@gmail.com

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

Due to the adverse effects on the health of the human beings and ecological systems, Considerable attention has been given to the environmental pollution from toxic organic compounds. In the present work, adsorption of Methylene blue dye waste water was taken as adsorbate and Tamarindus indica was taken as adsorbent. Effect of initial concentration, adsorbent dosage and contact time on dye uptake was studied. kinetic studies were also performed and it was found that pseudo first order kinetic model was best suited with the experimental data obtained.

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Keywords

Tamarindus indica, Activated carbon, Adsorption, Aqueous solution, Methyene blue.

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