Adsorption in Jar-Test system: a study of the physico-chemical interactions of the chitosan biopolymer with the textile dye DO 2GL

Carolina Rosai Mendes, Guilherme Dilarri, Ederio Dino Bidoia, Renato Nallin Montagnolli

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The incorrect disposal of contaminated effluents from textile industries is a major contribution to their environmental impact. We aimed to use the chitosan biopolymer from industrial sources as a potential adsorbent agent. The experiments were performed in Jar-Test simulating an industrial scale treatment. Both pH and mass variations were analyzed. Our UV spectra results showed that all datasets fitted to the Langmuir model, indicating the formation of monolayers. Kinetics studies confirmed that adsorption follows a pseudo-second order model, in addition to a chemisorption pattern during adsorption. Kinetics studies also demonstrated intraparticle diffusion, which confirmed a strong adsorbate/adsorbent interaction with the dye. The Jar-Test proved to be an efficient system to simulate treatment of effluents on an industrial scale, thus ranking chitosan powder as a good adsorbent and eligible to future large-scale applications.

Keywords: chitosan, intraparticle diffusions, chemisorption, isotherms, kinetics 


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