Dye Removal from Colored Textile Wastewater Using Synthesized Chitosan

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Author(s) Angham G. Hadi
Pages 359-364
Volume 2
Issue 4
Date April, 2013
Keywords Adsorption, Methyl orange, Chitosan, Synthesized

In this research work natural bio polymer ''chitosan'' was synthesized using fish shells and adsorption of methyl orange (MO; a typical, stable, azo dye) from aqueous solutions was studied. The effects of operational parameters such as chitosan dosage, initial dye concentration, time and pH on dye removal were studied. Results indicated that chitosan could be used as a biosorbent to remove the azo dyes from contaminated water. Synthesize of chitosan involved four main stages as preconditioning, demineralization, deproteinization, decolorization and deacetylation. Chitosan was characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and solubility in 1% acetic acid.

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