Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2010 / Article

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Volume 7 |Article ID 127020 |

T. Murugan, A. Ganapathi, R. Valliappan, "Removal of Dyes from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption on Biomass of Mango (Mangifera Indica) Leaves", Journal of Chemistry, vol. 7, Article ID 127020, 8 pages, 2010.

Removal of Dyes from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption on Biomass of Mango (Mangifera Indica) Leaves

Received16 Nov 2009
Accepted10 Jan 2010


The potential feasibility of mango leaves powder (MLP) (Mangifera indica) for removal of dye (Grey BL) from aqueous solution was investigated. The effects of various experimental parameters were examined and optimal experimental conditions were decided. Above the value of initial pH 7, the dye studied could be removed effectively. The isothermal data fitted the Langmuir model or Freundlich model. The adsorption processes followed the pseudo-first-order rate kinetics. The results in this study indicated that mango leaf powder (MLP) was an attractive candidate for removing dye from dye wastewater.

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