An activated alumina-supported iron oxide-composite (denoted as FeAA-25) was utilized successfully as a catalyst for the heterogeneous photoassisted Fenton degradation of the azo dye C.I. Reactive Black 5 (RB5) at a pH of 7.0 in our previous study. In this work, the adsorption and desorption behaviours of RB5 on FeAA-25 were studied. Adsorption thermodynamics of RB5 on FeAA-25 were studied at 288, 303 and 318 K and the thermodynamic parameters, such as equilibrium constant (K0), standard free energy changes (Δ G0), standard enthalpy change (Δ H0) and standard entropy change (Δ S0) have been obtained. A pseudo-second-order rate model was employed to describe the kinetic adsorption processes. Additionally, desorption studies revealed that RB5 can be easily removed from FeAA-25 by altering the pH of the solution using NaOH. The mechanism of the RB5 adsorption onto FeAA-25 at neutral pH 7.0 will be established through this study.
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- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Process Chemistry and Technology