[This article belongs to Volume - 54, Issue - 03]
Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science
Journal ID : AES-20-04-2022-162

Title : Removal of Thymol Blue dye from wastewater using modified Chitosan
Hoda A. Elsawy, M.H. El Dewaik,

Abstract : The main objective of this research project is to perform some experimental procedures to study the ability of the novel adsorbent used in this project. The chemical modification of the adsorbent is the chemical oxidation of pure powder chitosan using some specific redox pairs which are potassium dichromate and sodium bisulphite. After preparing the modified chitosan, there are some parameters that must be discussed during the adsorption process. The first parameter is the time parameter, showing experimentally the optimum time for adsorption under certain conditions by collecting values of absorbance and concentration of thymol blue adsorbed after the process from the spectrophotometer showing that the optimum time is 120 minutes. While for the optimum pH experiment, it is shown that optimum pH is 4, 0.5% v/v is optimum concentration and 0.05 grams is the optimum dose for the adsorbent. Then after computing these conditions and values of absorbance, some mathematical calculations and classifications are done to show the reaction kinetics classification of the process. By performing some equations using mathematical rules it is provided that the reaction is not a first order reaction, showing by calculations and graphs that the reaction is a second order reaction.