Ecologically Friendly Chitosan-montmorillonite Bio-nanocomposite as Adsorbent for Textile Dyes from Aqueous Solutions
Milutinović Nikolić, Aleksandra
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The bio-nanocomposite of montmorillonite and natural biopolymer chitosan (C-MM) was synthesized. Intercalation of chitosan in form of monolayer into the interlamellar space of montmorillonite was confirmed by XRD and IR analysis. The adsorption of textile dyes: Acid Yellow 99 (AY99), Acid Orange 10 (AO10) and Reactive Black 5 (RB5) onto C-MM was investigated. The adsorption was performed with the respect to adsorption time, pH and initial dye concentration. The kinetics of adsorption obeyed pseudo-second-order of kinetics and was the most efficient in acidic pH. Langmuir model best described the adsorption of AY99 and AO10, while RB5 adsorption isotherm was best fitted with Freundlich model.
Keywords:Adsorption isotherms / Characterization / Chitosan-montmorillonite bio-nanocomposite / Textile dyes / Kinetics
Source:Science of Sintering, 2017, 49, 4, 419-429
- International Institute for the Science of Sintering, Beograd