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Moussavi S, Emamjomeh M, Ehrampoush M, Dehvari M, Jamshidi S. Removal of Acid Orange 7 Dye from Synthetic Textile Wastewater by Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Adsorption Studies, Isotherms and Kinetics. JRUMS. 2014; 12 (11) :907-918
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  Background and Objective: Colors can cause major environmental pollutions and are responsible for the carcinogenic and mutagenic risks. In this study, single-walled carbon nanotubes have been carried out to determine the efficiency of removal of Acid Orange 7 ( AO7 ) dye from synthetic textile wastewater.

  Materials and Methods : In the laboratory study , the color was determined in 484 nm using spectrophotometer. Batch flow laboratory study was designed to investigate the effects of the different parameters including adsorbent dose (0.05 to 0.4 g/ l ), contact time (30 to 180 minutes ), the initial concentration of the dye (25 , 50, 75 and 100 mg/l ), pH (3 to 11) and mixing intensity (40, 60 , 80, 100 and 120 rpm) on the dye removal efficiency by single-walled carbon nanotubes. All sample test s were repeated three times and then, in order to compare the effect of different parameters , the collected data was analyzed by one-way ANOVA test.

  Results : The results showed that the dye removal efficiency could be increased when the different parameters including adsorbent dose , contact time and mixing intensity are increased in this process. The results also showed that the decolourization of dye solution is inversely related to the initial dye concentration and the pH solution. The maximum dye removal efficiency was obtained while the adsorbent dose and pH were found to be 0.3 g and 3, respectively. Time of color removal was obtained by 180 min in equilibrium. AO7 adsorption isotherm follows Langmuir model (R2= 99.4%) , and the pseudo second-order kinetics.

  Conclusion : The results showed that the single-walled carbon nanotubes are effective adsorbents for the dye removal from textile wastewater , especially AO7 dye.

  Key words : Acid Orange 7 dye removal , Single-walled carbon nanotubes, Adsorption, Isotherms and kinetics, Textile


  Funding : This study was funded by research deputy of Yazd University of Medical Sciences.

  Conflict of interest : None declared.

  Ethical approval : The Ethics Committee of Yazd University of Medical Sciences approval the study. .


 How to cite this article : Moussavi SP, Emamjomeh MM , Ehrampoush MH . Removal of Acid Orange 7 dye from synthetic textile wastewater by single-walled carbon nanotubes : adsorption studies , isotherms and kinetics . J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2014 12(11): 907-18. [Farsi]


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2012/09/10 | Accepted: 2014/02/26 | Published: 2014/02/26

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