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Removal of reactive dyes from aqueous solution by modified electric arc furnace slag

Abdul Majid, Zaiton and Fan, Wei Hong and Ismail, Nadirah and Rosmi, Mohamad Saufi and Mahmood, Mohamad Rusop and Abu Bakar, Suriani (2014) Removal of reactive dyes from aqueous solution by modified electric arc furnace slag. Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering, 832 . pp. 804-809. ISSN 1022-6680

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The utilization of modified electric arc furnace slag (EAFS) was successfully carried out to remove reactive dyes (SSB-BRF) from aqueous solutions. Modified EAFS was prepared and characterized by BET surface area analyzer and FESEM. The result of FESEM micrograph shows that the structure of modified EAFS has similar structure to the flower-like porous hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoarchitectures composed of ultra-thin nanoflakes. Batch studies were carried out to address various experimental parameters such as adsorbent amount and concentration of dye. In the batch system, the maximum SSB-BRF uptake capacities of modified and original EAFS adsorbent (at 300 ppm dye concentration) were 80.03 and 20.99 mgg-1 respectively. In the batch system for different amount of slag, the maximum uptake capacities SSB-BRF of modified and original EAFS were 92.24 and 19.08 mgg-1 (adsorption of 300 ppm of dye concentration onto 0.1 g of slag) respectively. The Langmuir models were able to describe the adsorption equilibrium. The results indicated that modified EAFS could be employed as an excellent and low-cost sorbent for removal of reactive dye from aqueous solution.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:adsorption, dye removal
Subjects:Q Science
ID Code:62448
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:14 Jun 2017 09:49
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