Document Type: Case Study

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President & CEO at NanoMineTech Co., Tehran, Iran

Abstract

In this research work, the Ni-Zn Ferrite Mineral Nanoparticles (NZFMN), as a novel nanoadsorbent, was used for the removal of the Green Malachite (GM) dye from aqueous solutions by in a batch and fixed bed column. Firstly, the NZFMN adsorption properties were investigated. The effects of the process parameters including the contact time, adsorbent dosage, solution pH, and GM initial concentration were also studied. Thence, GM was quantitatively evaluated using the Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms and the pseudo-first- and second-order models. The adsorption data for the adsorption equilibrium was found to be described well using the Freundlich isotherm model. The results obtained for the AFM and SEM analyses showed that the particle size was less than 100 nm. Also the BET analysis showed that the surface area for NZFMN was 120 . The results obtained also showed that the adsorption capacity and removal percentage of GM on NZFMN from wastewater was about 90%. Consequently, NZFMN was found to be a good adsorbent for wastewater purification.

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