Kinetics, isotherm, and thermodynamic studies of methylene blue adsorption on polyaniline and polypyrrole macro-nanoparticles synthesized by C-Dot-initiated polymerization
Kumar, Vijay Bhooshan
Luong, John H. T.
American Chemical Society
This work unraveled kinetics, isotherm, and thermodynamic properties of methylene blue (MB) adsorbed on polyaniline (PANI) and polypyrrole (PPY). The two polymers, PANI and PPY, synthesized by a facile C-dot (CD)-initiated polymerization method have been proven as the effective adsorbent materials to remove MB from wastewater. This dye model is also generally employed as a redox indicator in analytical chemistry and exhibits blue in an oxidizing environment, but it is colorless when exposed to a reducing agent. The effects of temperature, adsorbent amount contact time, and dye concentration were consistently examined. The adsorption capacity of the polymers at 28 degrees C could reach 19.2 mg/g. The adsorption equilibrium of the dye was attained after 90 and 120 min of contact time with PANI and PPY, respectively. The equilibrium details were well described by Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms. Results showed that PANI and PPY prepared using CD-initiated polymerization are better adsorbents compared to the commercial PANI powder for the removal of MB from water.
Aqueous-solution , Polydopamine microspheres , High-efficiency , Cationic D yes , Organic-dyes , Removal , Adsorbent , Equilibrium , Desorption , Nanotubes
Maruthapandi, M., Kumar, V. B., Luong, J. H. T. and Gedanken, A. (2018) 'Kinetics, isotherm, and thermodynamic studies of methylene blue adsorption on polyaniline and polypyrrole macro-nanoparticles synthesized by C-Dot-initiated polymerization', ACS Omega, 3(7), pp. 7196-7203. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.8b00478