American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Adsorption Study of Rhodamin B Dye on Iraqi Bentonite and Modified Bentonite by Nanocompounds TIO2, ZNO, AL2O3 and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate

Iqbal Salman AL-Jobouri, Saadiyah Ahmed Dhahir and Khulood Abed AL-Saade

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2013.269.279

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 269-279

Abstract

The adsorption of Rhodamin B on Iraqi bentonite at the concentration range from 50 to 250 µg mL-1 was studied, Nano compounds; ZnO, TiO2, Al2O3 m and SDS in different amounts 0.01-0.1 g 10-1 g of Bentonite were used to modified the adsorption capacity of bentonite to remove the Rhodamin B from aqueous solutions. The study indicated that using 0.05 g and 0.1 of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS) lead to increase the percentage removal (%R) from 79.3% for pure bentonite to 99.3%. While using 0.05 g TiO2 lead to increase the %R to 98.9%, 0.05 of ZnO to 98.6%. The other amount additives and Al2O3 using was not success to increase the %R for the Rhodamin B on bentonite surface. SEM measurement was achieved to discover the Nanoparticl exists in the bentonite surfaces.

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© 2013 Iqbal Salman AL-Jobouri, Saadiyah Ahmed Dhahir and Khulood Abed AL-Saade. 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.