Robinson, T, Chandran, B and Singh - Nee Nigam, Poonam (2002) Removal of dyes from a synthetic textile dye effluent by biosorption on apple pomace and wheat straw. WATER RESEARCH, 36 (11). pp. 2824-2830. [Journal article]
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This paper deals with two low-cost, locally available, renewable biosorbents: apple pomace and wheat straw for textile dye removal. Experiments at total dye concentrations of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100, 150, and 200 mg/l were carried out with a synthetic effluent consisting of an equal mixture of five textile dyes. The effect of initial dye concentration. biosorbent particle size, quantity of biosorbent, effective adsorbance, dye removal and the applicability of the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms were examined. One gram apple pomace was found to be a better biosorbent. removing 81% of dyes from the synthetic effluent at a particle size of 2 mm x 4 mm and 91% at 600 mum. Adsorption of dyes by apple pomace occurred at a faster rate in comparison to wheat straw. Both the isotherms were found to be applicable in the case of dye adsorption using apple pomace. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Infection and Immunity/Microbiology
|Deposited By:||Dr Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam|
|Deposited On:||21 Dec 2009 10:32|
|Last Modified:||04 Aug 2011 09:49|
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