Synthesis of Graphene Nanoplatelet-Alginate Composite Beads and Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solutions

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The discharge of various types of wastewater into natural streams leads to significant problems by increasing the toxicity of the wastewater. For this reason, methods and materials are being developed by researchers in line with effective, economic, and environmental principles. In this study, the removal of methylene blue, a toxic dyestuff, from aqueous solutions was investigated by synthesizing sodium alginate (SA) and graphene nanoplatelet-sodium alginate composite (SA-GNP) beads. The structural characteristics of the materials were analyzed using FTIR, TGA, optical microscope, and SEM methods. All parameters determining the efficiency of the methylene blue adsorption system were optimized in a batch system. The effects of various factors, such as adsorbent amount, contact time, adsorption temperature, dye concentration, solution pH, pHzpc values of SA and SA-GNP beads, presence of different ions, and beads swelling, on the adsorption process, were investigated. To investigate the mechanism of the adsorption system, the adsorption data were fitted to a non-linear form of the Langmuir, Freundlich, and Temkin equilibrium isotherm models, as well as the Pseudo-first-order (PFO), Pseudo-second-order (PSO), and Bangham kinetic models. High regression coefficients were achieved in the studied kinetic and isotherm models (0.86 ? R2 ? 0.99), and the experimental data were found to be compatible with the model parameters. Maximum adsorption capacities (qm) of 167.52 mg/g and 290.36 mg/g were obtained for the SA and SA-GNP adsorbents, respectively, at 308 K. The optimum temperature for both adsorption systems was found to be 308 K. The efficiency of methylene blue dyestuff removal was improved with graphene nanoplatelet-based adsorbents.


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Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society, Section A: Chemistry

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