alexa Removal of Cationic Dye Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption on Algerian Clay
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International Journal of Waste Resources
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Research Article

Removal of Cationic Dye Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption on Algerian Clay

Djelloul Bendaho*, Tabet Ainad Driss and djillali Bassou

Laboratory of organic chemical-physical and macromolecular Faculty of exact sciences, University DjilaliLiabès, Algeria

*Corresponding Author:
Djelloul Bendaho
Laboratory of organic chemical-physical
and macromolecular Faculty of exact sciences
University DjilaliLiabès, FaubourgLarbi Ben m’hjdi
P.O.Box-89, SidiBel-Abbès 22000, Algeria
Tel: 213 0771749785
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: October 20, 2014, Accepted date: January 21, 2015, Published date: January 27, 2015

Citation: Djelloul Bendaho, Tabet Ainad Driss, djillali Bassou (2015) Removal of Cationic Dye Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption on Algerian Clay. Int J Waste Resources 5:175. doi: 10.4303/2252-5211.1000175

Copyright: © 2015 Bendaho D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The objective of this study was to demonstrate the potential of Tiout-Naama (TN) clay for removing a cationic Methylene blue (MB) dye from aqueous solutions which was used for the first time like an adsorbent. For this, the effect of several parameters such as contact time, adsorbent dose, pH and temperature have been reported. Nearly 30 min of contact time are found to be sufficient for the adsorption to reach equilibrium. The residual concentration of the dye is determined using UV/Vis Spectrophotometer at wavelength 664 nm. Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models were used to describe adsorption data. The result revealed that the adsorptions of MB dye onto TN clay is the best-fit both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms, further to understand the adsorption kinetics the adsorption data were analyzed by the second-order and the pseudo-second-order. The results show that the methylene blue   adsorption follows pseudo-second–order kinetics.


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