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Degradation of Textile Dyes Ponceau-S and Sudan IV Using Recently Developed Photocatalyst, Immobilized Resin Dowex-11

R. C. Meena, Ram Babu Pachwarya, Vijay Kumar Meena and Shakuntla Arya

Abstract

Problem statement: In present study, we selected a model dyes Ponceau S and Sudan IV, to test a recently developed photo catalyst methylene blue immobilized resin dowex-11. Approach: This is a light-activated process that has been successfully applied to remove organic and inorganic dyes of textile industries. Results: The reactor, made of glass slides (tubes) coated with a thin-film of methylene blue immobilized resin dowex-11 with the help of a suitable and non-reactive adhesive. Dye solution was continues recycles from reactor for 3 h in a recirculation mode under various conditions (with/without catalyst, with/without light radiation, variation in catalyst amount, dyes concentration, light intensities and pH). Conclusion: The ponceau S and sudan-IV, removal efficiency was evaluated using UV/Visible spectrophotometer at λmax = 514±2 nm Ponceau S and λMax = 520 nm respectively removal efficiency results (99%) after 3 h at pH 9) showed that new photo catalyst, methylene blue immobilized resin dowex-11 provided a promising technology to improve the quality of effluent from textile wastewater treatment plants.

American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume 5 No. 3, 2009, 444-450

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajessp.2009.444.450

Submitted On: 8 August 2008 Published On: 30 June 2009

How to Cite: Meena, R. C., Pachwarya, R. B., Meena, V. K. & Arya, S. (2009). Degradation of Textile Dyes Ponceau-S and Sudan IV Using Recently Developed Photocatalyst, Immobilized Resin Dowex-11 . American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 5(3), 444-450. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajessp.2009.444.450

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Keywords

  • Photocatalysis
  • methylene blue immobilized resin dowex-11
  • ponceau S
  • Sudan IV
  • degradation