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Effect of acid and alkali treatments of a forest waste, Pinus brutia cones, on adsorption efficiency of methyl green

Abstract : The removal of methyl green (MG) dye from aqueous solutions using acid- or alkali-treated Pinus brutia cones (PBH and PBN) waste was investigated in this work. Adsorption removal of MG was conducted at natural pH, namely, 4.5 +/- 0.10 for PBH and near 4.8 +/- 0.10 for PBN. The pseudo-second-order model appeared to be the most appropriate to describe the adsorption process of MG on both PBN and PBH with a correlation coefficient R-2>0.999. Among the tested isotherm models, the Langmuir isotherm was found to be the most relevant to describe MG sorption onto modified P. brutia cones with a correlation factor R-2>0.999. The ionic strength (presence of other ions: Cl-, Na+, and SO42-) also influences the adsorption due to the change in the surface properties; it had a negative impact on the adsorption of MG on these two supports. A reduction of 68.5% of the adsorption capacity for an equilibrium dye concentration Ce of 30mg/L was found for the PBH; while with PBN no significant influence of the ionic strength on adsorption was observed, especially in the presence of NaCl for dye concentrations superior to 120mgL(-1).
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Tahar Mekhalif, Khalil Guediri, Abdelbaki Reffas, Derradji Chebli, Abdallah Bouguettoucha, et al.. Effect of acid and alkali treatments of a forest waste, Pinus brutia cones, on adsorption efficiency of methyl green. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis, 2017, 38 (4), pp.463--471. ⟨10.1080/01932691.2016.1178585⟩. ⟨hal-01438104⟩

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