Adsorption of anionic dyes from textile wastewater utilizing raw corncob

Saaduldeen Anwer, Sewgil (2022) Adsorption of anionic dyes from textile wastewater utilizing raw corncob. Heliyon.

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Toxic dyes are irrefutable effluent components of textile wastewater, so they have become a major economic and health concern. With the purpose of efficient removal of textile dyes, multiple nature-inspired adsorbents have been applied. Herein, raw corncob is proposed as a novel highly efficient, low-price, and abundantly attainable adsorbent with the potential for uptake of methyl red and methyl orange. Multiple experiments were carried out to optimize parameters including pH, primary concentration, adsorbent dosage, temperature, and contact time. The adsorption was raised with the mounting of the contact time and it was alleviated with the addition of initial concentration. The foremost uptake of dye was apperceived at an acidic medium pH 4 for methyl red and pH 1 for methyl orange. Scanning Electron Microscopy and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy were employed to characterize the surfaces of corncobs. The well-fitted Langmuir and Freundlich models (methyl red: R2 = 0.9956 and methyl orange: R2 = 0.9883) confirmed the homogeneous monolayer adsorption process on the raw corncob surface. The obtained results disclose that corncob is an effectual biosorbent for eliminating anionic dyes without the necessity for any prior modifications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dye removal Adsorption Corncob waste Wastewater treatment
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Depositing User: TIU ePrints Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 07:53
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 07:53

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