Textile Waste Water Treatment and Colour Removal Using Chemically Activated Sawdust
Adeyi, A. A., Mohammed, I. A., Yusuff, A. S., Olateju, I. I., Popoola, L. T.
Corresponding Author : Adeyi, A. A.,
Department of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
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Received : 2014-05-30 Accepted : 2014-06-25 Published : 2014-06-25
Abstract : In this study, removal of direct blue dyestuff (an organic pollutant) from wastewater effluents of textile industry by adsorption was investigated. Activated charcoal was produced from sawdust using aqueous zinc chloride, ZnCl2 as the activating agent and carbonized at 500 0C for 45 minutes. The effectiveness of the AC was measured in terms of absorbance using colorimeter. The results show a very sharp reduction from 600 mg/dm3 to 40 mg/dm3. Experimental results were subjected to Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherms, Langmuir model was better fitted for the equilibrium analysis with R2 value of 0.917 and physical adsorption type. The values of the dimensionless constant separation factor, RL lies between 0 and 1, thus indicate that the decolourization process is favorable.
Keywords : direct blue dyestuff, effluents, adsorption, isotherms, equilibrium
Citation : Adeyi, A. A. et al (2014) Textile Waste Water Treatment and Colour Removal Using Chemically Activated Sawdust. J. of Bioprocessing and Chemical Engineering. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.893525
Copyright : © 2014 Adeyi, A. A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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