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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 7 (2010), S1, Pages S511-S519

Kinetic Approach for the Adsorption of Organophosphorous Pesticides from Aqueous Solution Using “Waste” Jute Fiber Carbon

S. Senthilkumaar,1 S. K. Krishna,2 P. Kalaamanic,3 C. V. Subburamaan,4 N. Ganapathy Subramaniam,5 and T. W. Kang5

1Department of Chemistry, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
2Department of Chemistry, MPNMJ Engineering College, Erode, India
3Department of Chemistry, N.G.M.College, Pollachi, India
4School of Environmental Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
5Quantum Functional Semiconductor Research Centre (QSRC), Dongguk University-Seoul, Republic of Korea

Received 25 February 2010; Accepted 20 April 2010

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Chemically activated “Waste” Jute Fiber carbon has been effectively used for the removal of five organophosphorous pesticides (malathion, monocrotophos, methylparathion, phosphamidon and dimethoate) from aqueous solutions. The prepared activated jute fiber carbon was characterized by using Elemental analyzer and proximate analysis methods. The adsorption equilibrium was examined at 28 ºC. Three different kinetic models, the pseudo first order, pseudo second order and Elovich kinetic models were selected to analyses the adsorption process. To compare the fitness of pseudo first order and pseudo second order, sum of the squares of the errors and correlation coefficient, r2 values were calculated. The Elovich model was used to confirm the chemisorptions.