Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2010 / Article

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Volume 7 |Article ID 143439 | 10 pages |

Adsorption of Crystal Violet Dye onto Tamarind Seed Powder

Received11 Nov 2009
Accepted05 Jan 2010


The present investigation describes adsorption of crystal violet dye from its aqueous solution onto tamarind (Tamarindus indica) fruit shell powder. Initial concentration, agitation speed and pH with various temperature have been studied, in which pH was found to be most effective. The adsorption data were mathematically analyzed using adsorption isotherm like Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm to study adsorption mechanism of crystal violet onto this seed powder. Freundlich isotherm was found to be most applicable. The equilibrium data were applied to intra-particle diffusion and adsorption kinetics. The reaction was found to be pseudo second order.

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