JOURNAL OF DISPERSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.38, no.8, pp.1211-1220, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
The removal efficiency of Reactive Blue 19 (RB19) by using surfactant-modified bentonite (MB) from aqueous solutions, and also textile wastewater samples was examined. Natural bentonite (NB) was firstly modified with didodecyldimethylammonium bromide (DDDAB) in order to increase the removal capacity of bentonite. MB was then characterized by Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR), x-ray diffractometry (XRD), x-ray fluorescence (XRF), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)/EDX, zeta potential, elemental, and thermal analysis techniques. The high adsorption capacity of MB was 407.7mg g(-1) at pH=1.5 and 20(degrees)C. The adsorption of Reactive Blue 19 onto MB agreed with the pseudo-second-order kinetic and Langmuir isotherm models.