Methylene Blue Adsorption onto Coconut husks/Polylactide Blended Films: Equilibrium and Kinetic Studies
Wabomba, John N
Onyari, John M
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The removal of cationic methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solutions by coconut husks/polylactide blended films was studied in a batch system. Experiments were modeled as a function of contact time, initial dye concentration, ionic strength, adsorbent dose, temperature and initial solution pH. Equilibrium data fitted the Langmuir isotherm model (R2>0.9866) with monolayer adsorption capacity qm = 16.34mg/g at 296K. Adsorption kinetics followed the pseudo-second model (R2>0.9997) hence chemisorption rate limiting step was dominant. The results have shown viability of coconut husks/polylactide blended films for the removal of recalcitrant MB from both domestic and industrial wastewaters.