Crystal Violet Dye Adsorption from Aqueous Solution using Activated Chickpea Husk (Cicer arientum)

Sonia Rani and Sudesh Chaudhary*,

Centre of Excellence for Energy and Environmental Studies, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal-131039, India

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The chickpea husk (Cicer arientum) were activated by chemical modification with sulphuric acid, for its application as biosorbent for the remediation of crystal violet dye from wastewater. Activated chickpea husk (ACH) was characterized for its chemical structure and morphology using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The after effects of leading affecting parameters like dose of adsorbent, time of contact, pH and concentration were studied by commencing experiments in batch mode. Adsorption mechanism and sorption efficiency of ACH was examined using variety of isotherms (Langmuir & Freundlich) and kinetic models (pseudo first order and pseudo second order). Experimental data for adsorption rate was in good harmony with the results obtained using pseudo second order model. The adsorption capacity determined using Langmuir isotherm and pseudo second order model was found to be 142.85 mg/g.


Activated carbon, Cicer arientum, Adsorption isotherms, Kinetic study, Sorption.

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