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Modeling and optimization of dye removal using 'green' clay supported iron nano-particles


Abbassi, R and Yadav, AK and Kumar, N and Huang, S and Jaffe, PR, Modeling and optimization of dye removal using 'green' clay supported iron nano-particles, Ecological Engineering, 61 pp. 366-370. ISSN 0925-8574 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.09.040


This study addresses a process to produce green synthesized clay-supported nano-iron particles (CnIPs). Green tea was used to synthesize nano-particles supported on bentonite clay. Synthesized CnIPs were used for color removal of Malachite Green (MG) dye. The removal process was optimized using a Response Surface Methodology (RSM). The significance of this process over the conventional techniques of producing CnIPs was to avoid the use of hazardous chemical compounds used in their synthesis. Phyto-toxicity results on Vigna radiata by using the treated and the untreated dye solution demonstrated the decrease of in toxicity after treatment with CnIPs. Regeneration of CNIPs was also performed for evaluating the reuse potential of the CNIPs in repeated cycles. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Clay-supported nano iron particles; Dye removal; Factorial design; Phyto-toxicity; Response Surface Methodology; Dye removal; Factorial design; Nanoiron; Phyto-toxicity; Response surface methodology; Bentonite; Iron; Nanoparticles; Optimization; dye
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Chemical engineering
Research Field:Wastewater treatment processes
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Water and waste services
Objective Field:Water recycling services (incl. sewage and greywater)
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
ID Code:94989
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:45
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-09-22
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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