Shamim, Md and Dana, Kausik (2018) Efficient removal of Evans blue dye by Zn-Al-NO3 layered double hydroxide. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 15 (6). pp. 1275-1284. ISSN 1735-1472

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Evans blue (EB) dye has been successfully removed from aqueous solution through chemisorption process with synthetic layered double hydroxides (LDH) Zn1-x Al (x) (OH)(2)NO3 center dot nH(2)O, x = 0.2-0.33]. Detailed evaluation of dye adsorption characteristics in aqueous medium has been studied for different layer charged hydroxides. The objective of the study was efficient removal of a dye by LDH and understanding the structure-property relationship of the LDH on its adsorption behaviour. Highest Langmuir monolayer adsorption capacity (Qt) of 113.64 mg g(-1) was observed for highest layer charge x = 0.33, and it is higher than previously reported values for the LDH-EB dye system. Under optimized condition, 99% of EB dye is removed from aqueous solution within 60 min at 313 K. The monotonous increase in Qt value with increasing layer charge is correlated with layer charge density (LCD) and lower particle size of the synthetic LDH. The variation in Qt among different layer charged materials is marginal (3.46-4.17%) with respect to the respective anion exchange capacity (AEC) of LDH NO3. The limited contribution of AEC surmises the occurrence of surface-only adsorption and absence of intercalation as validated by the XRD analysis. The spontaneity of the EB dye removal increases with increasing temperature and LCD. The chemisorption nature of the adsorption reaction is well supported by the thermodynamics values.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Refractories
Divisions: Refractory
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2018 07:36
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2018 07:36

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