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Advanced removal of Reactive Yellow 84 azo dye using functionalised amorphous calcium carbonates as adsorbent

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-07134-2 DOI Help

Authors: Loredana Brinza (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) , Andreea Elena Maftei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) , Sorin Tascu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) , Florin Brinza (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) , Mariana Neamtu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Scientific Reports , VOL 12

State: Published (Approved)
Published: February 2022

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Abstract: Two environmentally friendly organics (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, EDTA and its easier biodegradabe isomer, ethylenediamine-N, N′-disuccinic acid, EDDS) were used to dope calcium carbonate (CC) nanoparticles intending to increase their adsorptive properties and evaluate adsorption performance (uptake capacity and removal efficiency) for the persistent Reactive Yellow 84 azo dye. Easily synthesized nanomaterials were fully characterized (morphology and size, mineralogy, organic content, surface area, pore size and hydrodynamic diameter). RY84 removal was performed using two consecutive processes: photodegradation after adsorption. The CC-EDTA particles were most efficient for dye removal as compared to the plain and CC-EDDS particles. Adsorption kinetics and isotherms were considered for the CC-EDTA system. 99% removal occurred via adsorption on 1 g/L of adsorbent at 5 mg/L dye concentration and pH of 8 and it decreased to 48% at 60 mg/L. Maximum uptake capacity as described by Langmuir is 39.53 mg/g. As post-adsorption, under UVA irradiation, in the presence of 40 mmol/L H2O2, at dye concentration of 10 mg/L the highest degradation was 49.11%. Substantial decrease of adsorption (ca. 4 times) and photodegradation (ca. 5 times) efficiencies were observed in wastewater effluent as compared to distilled water. The results have important implications to wastewater treatments and appropriate decisions making for the choice of treatment process, process optimization and scaling up to pilot and industrial levels.

Journal Keywords: Environmental chemistry; Environmental sciences

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials, Environment

Diamond Offline Facilities: Lab07
Instruments: NONE-No attached Diamond beamline

Added On: 01/03/2022 10:22


Discipline Tags:

Desertification & Pollution Earth Sciences & Environment Chemistry Materials Science Organic Chemistry Nanoscience/Nanotechnology

Technical Tags:

Spectroscopy Infrared Spectroscopy Lab-based Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)