Trapping Rhodamine B dye using functionalized mango ( Mangifera indica ) pod

Bello, Olugbenga S. and Adegoke, Kayode A. and Inyinbor, Adejumoke A. and Dada, Adewumi O. (2021) Trapping Rhodamine B dye using functionalized mango ( Mangifera indica ) pod. Water Environment Research.

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The use of acid-modified mango pod (AMMP) sorbent for removing Rhodamine B (Rh-B) dye from aqueous media was investigated. Raw mango pod (RMP) and AMMP sorbents were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), powdered X-ray diffractogram (PXRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), point of zero charge pH (pHpzc), and Boehm titration (BT) techniques. Batch adsorption was employed to examine the influence of operational factors. Sorption kinetic parameters were calculated using pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, Elovich, and intraparticle diffusion models. The pseudo-second-order model best fitted the adsorption kinetic data most with maximum correlation coefficient (R2 > 0.99). The process of the adsorption was controlled by both boundary layer and intraparticle diffusion mechanisms. Four isotherm models (Langmuir, Freundlich, Dubinin–Radushkevich, and Temkin) were utilized to analyze the equilibrium data at various temperatures. Freundlich model gave the best fit with the maximum regression (0.99), while the Langmuir isotherm model established a maximum monolayer adsorption capacity of 500 mg g−1. Thermodynamic parameters studied revealed that the interaction is spontaneous and endothermic in nature. The cost analysis of the current study provides convincing proof that AMMP is efficient for removing Rh-B dye from solution by providing a saving of 225.2 USD/kg, which is eight times cheaper than commercial activated carbon. Consequently, the study revealed that AMMP is a viable, effective, and sustainable sorbent for Rhodamine B dye removal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr Adewumi Oluwasogo DADA
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2024 10:42
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2024 10:42

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