Title of article :
Synthesis and use of alumina nanoparticles as an adsorbent for the removal of Zn(II) and CBG dye from wastewater
Bhargavi, Rompicherla J. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) - Department of Chemical Engineering, India , Maheshwari, Utkarsh Birla Instituteof Technology and Science (BITS) - Department of Chemical Engineering, India , Gupta, Suresh Birla Instituteof Technology and Science (BITS) - Department of Chemical Engineering, India
In the present study, an alumina nanoparticle adsorbent is developed using solution combustion synthesis method and is further utilized for the removal of zinc (Zn(II)) and color black G (CBG) from wastewater. The developed adsorbent is characterized using SEM–EDS technique. The effect of various parameters such as the initial concentration, the contact time, the mass of adsorbent and the solution pH are studied for the removal of Zn(II) and CBG. The equilibrium time for both, Zn(II) and CBG is obtained to be approximately 4.5 h. The maximum adsorption of Zn(II) is found at pH value of 7 while the maximum removal of CBG is obtained at pH value of 2. The Langmuir isotherm model is found suitable for explaining the adsorption behavior of Zn(II) (R^2 = 0.976) and CBG (R^2 = 0.974) onto alumina nanoparticles, which supports the monolayer formation of Zn(II) and CBG during the adsorption process. The maximum adsorbent capacity of alumina nanoparticles for the removal of Zn(II) and CBG are obtained as 1,047.83 and 263.16 mg g^-1, respectively. The kinetic data obtained during the experiments are better fitted with the pseudo-first-order model for both, Zn(II) (R^2 = 0.989) and CBG (R^2 = 0.971). A statistical analysis is also carried out to develop the mathematical equation which relates the different independent parameters (initial metal concentration, pH, time and mass of adsorbent) with the dependent parameter (adsorption capacity). The optimum values of independent parameters are estimated using Microsoft Solver.
Adsorption . Dye . Zinc . Textile
Journal title :
International Journal of Industrial Chemistry (IJIC)