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Adsorption kinetics of Direct Black 38 on nitrogen-doped TiO2

Paper Topic: 
Water and Wastewater Treatment
 
Volume: 
 
Issue: 
 

Pages :
690 - 698

Corresponing Author: 
Guilherme Luiz Dotto
 
Authors: 
Paz, Diego S.; Dotto, Guilherme L.; Mazutti, Marcio A.; Foletto, Edson L.
Paper ID: 
gnest_01411
Paper Status: 
Published
Date Paper Accepted: 
28/05/2014
Paper online: 
23/06/2014
Abstract: 

In this work, three samples of nitrogen-doped TiO2 prepared at different calcination temperatures (400, 450 and 500 °C) were applied for the adsorption of Direct Black 38. Kinetic studies about the adsorption of Direct Black 38 on nitrogen-doped TiO2 were performed under different initial dye concentrations
(75-175 mg l-1). Pseudo-first and pseudo-second order models were fitted with the experimental data. The results revealed that nitrogen-doped TiO2 synthesized at 400 °C presented the more adequate characteristics for adsorption purposes, such as specific surface area of 151 m2 g-1. The adsorption kinetics agreed with the pseudo-second order model, at initial dye concentrations from 75 to 175 mg l-1. The maximum adsorption capacity predicted by the pseudo-second order model was 138.3 mg g-1, and was obtained using nitrogen-doped TiO2 synthesized at 400 °C. In summary, these results revealed that nitrogen-doped TiO2 is a good material for the removal Direct Black 38 from aqueous solutions by adsorption. 

 

Keywords: 
adsorption capacity, colored effluents, dye, pseudo-second order model