Modified Spent Tea Leaves as Bioadsorbent for Methyl Orange Dye Removal

Lim, Ying-Chin and Ling, Ying Pei and Amira Nadzirah, Suhaidi and Siti Marziya, Zulkifli and Syamil Hidayat, Hashim and Kanakaraju, Devagi (2017) Modified Spent Tea Leaves as Bioadsorbent for Methyl Orange Dye Removal. Pertanika Journal Science and Technology, 25. pp. 73-84. ISSN 0128-7680

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Abstract

In this work, the removal of Methyl Orange (MO) from aqueous solution was studied using a new nonconventional and eco-friendly adsorbent, spent tea leaves (STL). Untreated and acid treated STL were used as bio-adsorbent for removal of MO using batch method. Effects of different STL dosages (1 – 4 g), pH solutions (2–11) and initial dye concentrations (10 – 60 mg/L) were investigated. Adsorption experiments conducted using acid treated STL resulted in higher MO removal efficiency ranging from 79 to 92% for 1-4 g of adsorbent dosage compared to the untreated ones which resulted in only 18 to 56% of removal for the similar amount of dosage. In addition, acidic condition favours the MO removal as compared to alkaline medium. Experimental data were analysed using the Langmuir and Freundlich models of adsorption and it was found that adsorption isotherm was best described by Freundlich model and pseudo-first order equation with high correlation coefficient. Results revealed that acid treated STL, being a waste, has the greater potential to be used as adsorbent for MO removal from aqueous solution Lim Ying Pei1, Amira Nadzirah Suhaidi1, Siti Marziya Zulkifli1, Syamil Hidayat Hassim1, Devagi Kanakaraju3 and Lim Ying Chin2*

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorption, bioadsorbent, biosorption, Methyl Orange (MO), Spent Tea Leave (STL), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Kanakaraju
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 01:51
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 01:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/21789

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