Removal Of Textile Dye By Titanium Oxide, White Clay And Calcium Oxide

IJEP 41(1): 78-95 : Vol. 41 Issue. 1 (January 2021)

Samir Bekheira, Zohra Dali-Youcef*, Miloud Hamadache and Asma Belaidouni

National Polytechnic School of Oran, Laboratory LABMAT, El Mnaouer Oran, Algeria


The experimental study envisages the elimination of a purple dye KB which is in the discharges of a textile plant ENADITEX of the industrial zone of the Wilaya Oran, Algeria. This dye, like the other dyes, is a pollutant and hardly degradable. Tree solid adsorbents: Titanium oxide, white clay and calcium oxide were used to remove the organic dye KB (cationic type) used in the textile industry. The kinetic study of the purple dye adsorption process showed that the removal using Titanium oxide, white clay and calcium oxide attained was 87%, 80% and 86%, respectively for respective contact times of 200 min, 60 min, 50 min and that the adsorption of the purple dye by the three solid materials was well described by the pseudo-second order model while the thermodynamic study revealed the adsorption process was physical. On the other hand, the study of adsorption isotherms using different classical models showed that adsorption can be described by the Freundlich and Temkin isotherm models.


Titanium oxide, White clay, Calcium oxide, Purple dye KB, Adsorption isotherms


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