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Treatment of dye wastewater by functionalization of bentonite-methylene blue with sodium persulfate

Embrandiri, Asha and Rupani, Parveen Fatemeh and Woon, Loh Kar and Jamaludin, Mohd Hafiz and Mohamad, Mohd Azrul Naim and Sun, Jianzhong and Shao, Weilan and Ismail, Suzy (2019) Treatment of dye wastewater by functionalization of bentonite-methylene blue with sodium persulfate. Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques, 7 (2). pp. 229-233. ISSN 2309-1185

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Bentonite has been effectively used in many studies for the removal of methylene blue (MB) laden waste waters. This is due to its high swelling ratio, good adsorptive properties and environmentally friendly characteristics. In spite of this, prolonged use renders the BMB non-functional and cause for discard. Sodium persulfate (SPS), has been reported to be an excellent flocculating agent for the functionalization of spent adsorbent due to some of its unique properties. In this study, the functionalization of spent bentonite-methylene blue (BMB) adsorbent in dye wastewater treatment was carried out using SPS at varying temperature conditions. Results revealed that the addition of SPS to MB-loaded adsorbent demonstrated efficient adsorption, high flocculation efficiency as well as faster equilibrium (60 min). The BMB loaded adsorbent showed 95% removal efficiency up to three cycles. A plausible mechanism was proposed and discussed on the basis of the results. Thus, exhausted BMB was found to be effectively used for treatment of coloured wastewater on an industrial scale. © 2019, Dorma Journals. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7319/79894
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bentonite; Methylene blue; Sodium persulfate; Dye wastewater; Functionalization.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Azrul Naim Mohamad
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 13:46
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 13:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79894

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