Modification of chitosan by zeolite A and adsorption of Bezactive Orange 16 from aqueous solution
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This study represents new material based on chitosan modified by zeolite A as adsorbent for anionic dye, using Bezactive Orange 16 as a model compound. Interactions between dye and chitosan/zeolite A film at initial concentrations and pH dye solution was investigated. In order to determine kinetics and the mechanism of adsorption four kinetic models were used. The results showed that the adsorption of Bezactive Orange 16 dye onto chitosan/zeolite A can be best described by pseudo-second order model. According to the Langmuir model, the maximum adsorption capacity reached 305.8 mg/g. The films could be potentially used as absorbents for anionic dye removal in wastewater treatment process. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.