Removal of Methyl Orange from Aqueous Solution onto Expanded Graphite by Adsorption Process
The expanded graphite (EG) was prepared after microwave irradiation treatment of the expandable graphite in a domestic microwave oven at 1000 W for 60 s. The adsorption of methyl orange (MO) from aqueous solution onto EG was investigated at initial concentrations and contact time, different pH values, adsorbent dosage, temperatures for the removal of dye. The results confirmed that the adsorption isotherm data fitted to Langmuir isotherm with monolayer adsorption capacity of 13.37 mg/g. The results suggested that the EG would be an excellent adsorbent for the removal of MO by adsorption process.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
M. C. Zhu et al., "Removal of Methyl Orange from Aqueous Solution onto Expanded Graphite by Adsorption Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 322, pp. 89-92, 2011