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Azo-dye adsorption activity of iron(III) loaded novolac-based network sorbents

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Samaresh Ghosh corresponding author
Mridula Acharyya


Iron(III) loaded novolac-based network adsorbents 1 and 2 were studied for efficient removal of azo-dye pollutants from aqueous solutions. The adsorption behavior was evaluated by using methyl orange and orange-G as model azo dyes. The effect of parameters such as contact time and initial dye concentration on the adsorption of azo dyes was studied. The results showed that loading of Fe(III) onto the sorbent networks has noticeable effect on azo-dye sorption capacity. The adsorption equilibrium data were fitted to Freundlich isotherm model. Besides, the reusability of the dye loaded sorbents was investigated on adjusting pH of solutions.

adsorption, novolac-based network, iron(III) loading, azo-dye

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Ghosh, S., & Acharyya, M. (2019). Azo-dye adsorption activity of iron(III) loaded novolac-based network sorbents. Chemical Reports, 1(2), 1-7.


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