Adsorption of Some Textile Dyes by Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Bentonite


Abstract: In this study, hexadecyltrimethylammonium (HDTMA) bentonite was synthesized by placing alkylammonium cation onto bentonite. Adsorption of some textile dyes such as Everdirect Supra Yellow PG, Everdirect Supra Orange 26 CG, Everdirect Supra Rubine BL, Everdirect Supra Blue 4BL and Everdirect Supra Red BWS on Na-bentonite and HDTMA-bentonite was investigated. While the Na-bentonite had no affinity for the dyes, the HDTMA-bentonite showed significant adsorption from aqueous solution. The Langmuir and Dubinin-Rasdushkevich (D-R) isotherm equations were applied to the data and values of parameters of these isotherm equations were evaluated. The mean energy of adsorption, E, was also calculated from the adsorption energy constant K' values determined from the D-R isotherm equation.

Keywords: Organoclay, Textile dyes, Adsorption isotherms, Langmuir equation, Dubinin-Rasdushkevich (D-R) equation

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