Factorial design analysis for adsorption of dye on activated carbon beads incorporated with calcium alginate

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-198
Journal / PublicationAdvances in Environmental Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


Batch adsorption equilibrium of the dye Rhodamine 6G, using activated carbon beads incorporated with calcium alginate (ACCA beads), was studied. The effects of several factors governing the adsorption process, such as dye concentration (100-300 mg/l), pH (7-9), and temperature (30-60°C), on percent of adsorption were investigated at a fixed dosage of ACCA beads (1 g/l). High percentages of adsorption of Rhodamine 6G were obtained using ACCA beads. Based on the analysis of variance and the factorial design of experiments, dye concentration was the most significant factor under the experimental ranges examined. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Activated carbon, Calcium alginate, Dye adsorption, Factorial design of experiments, Incorporation

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