Revista Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia
Print version ISSN 0120-6230
SANCHEZ, Nedher; VAZQUEZ, Mario and TORRESI, Roberto. Degradation and adsorption of AZO RR239 dye in aqueous solution by nanoscale zerovalent iron particles immobilized on sawdust. Rev.fac.ing.univ. Antioquia [online]. 2010, n.55, pp. 18-25. ISSN 0120-6230.
Carra sawdust pretrated with formaldehyde was used to adsorb RR239 (reactive azo dye) at varying pH and zerovalent iron (ZVI) dosage. Modeling of kinetic results shows that sorption process is best described by the pseudo- second-order model. Batch experiments suggest that the decolorization efficiency was strongly enhanced with the presence of ZVI and low solution pH. The kinetics of dye sorption by mixed sorbent (5 g of sawdust and 180 mg of ZVI) at pH 2.0 was rapid, reaching more than 90% of the total discoloration in three minutes.
Keywords : Zerovalent iron particles (ZVI); azo dye; sorption; kinetics; pseudo-second order.