Removal of Murexide (Dye) from Aqueous Media using Rice Husk as an Adsorbent

Journal- Chemical Society of Pakistan (Impact Factor: 0.35). 08/2011; 33(4):598-603.


The use of low-cost and ecofriendly adsorbent was investigated as an ideal alternative to the current expensive methods of removing dyes from wastewater. Rice husk was used as an adsorbent for the removal of Murexide from aqueous solutions. The rate of adsorption was investigated under various parameters such as size of adsorbent, contact time of solution with adsorbent, temperature, pH, adsorbent dose and stirring speed for the removal of this dye. Langmuir isotherm was also applied to evaluate maximum adsorption capacity of rice husk for Murexide. On the basis of results obtained, it is proposed that rice husk can be effectively used for the elimination of Murexide from waste water.

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