Skip to main content
Log in

A superb modified new adsorbent, Artocarpus odoratissimus leaves, for removal of cationic methyl violet 2B dye

  • Original Article
  • Published:
Environmental Earth Sciences Aims and scope Submit manuscript

Abstract

Chemical modification of surfaces on Artocarpus odoratissimus leaves (TL) has been performed to enhance the applications of bear surfaces to improve biosorption ability toward methyl violet dye. Adsorption reactivity of both unmodified and modified TL is not sensitive to pH and ionic strength changes in the medium, indicating ease of optimization procedures for most efficient biosorption ability. Significant enhancement of adsorption capacity of modified TL, from 139.7 to 1004.3 mg g−1, is confirmed through adsorption equilibrium experiments, which fulfills the Langmuir model. Adsorption followed the pseudo-second-order kinetics, where a twofold increase in the rate constant was observed upon modification of TL. Modified TL was able to maintain high adsorption capacity even after five cycles of adsorption–regeneration. Therefore, from this study, TL has a great potential as a low-cost adsorbent for real-life environmental remediation application.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Fig. 10

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  • Adeli M, Yamini Y, Faraji M (2012) Removal of copper, nickel and zinc by sodium dodecyl sulphate coated magnetite nanoparticles from water and wastewater samples. Arab J Chem. doi:10.1016/j.arabjc.2012.10.012

    Google Scholar 

  • Al Othman ZA, Hashem A, Habila MA (2011) Kinetic, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies of cadmium(II) adsorption by modified agricultural wastes. Molecules 16:10443–10456

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Albishri HM, Marwani HM (2011) Chemically modified activated carbon with tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane for selective adsorption and determination of gold in water samples. Arab J Chem. doi:10.1016/j.arabjc.2011.03.017

    Google Scholar 

  • Anirudhan TS, Shainy F (2015) Adsorption behaviour of 2-mercaptobenzamide modified itaconic acid-grafted-magnetite nanocellulose composite for cadmium(II) from aqueous solutions. J Ind Eng Chem 32:157–166

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Annadurai G, Juang RS, Lee DJ (2002) Agricultural wastes of jackfruit peel nano-porous adsorbent for removal of rhodamine dye. J Hazard Mater 92:263–270

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Ansari R, Khanesar PH (2013) Application of spent tea leaves as an efficient low cost biosorbent for removal of anionic surfactants from aqueous solutions. Euro Chem Bull 2:283–289

    Google Scholar 

  • Bonetto LR, Ferrarini F, Marco CD, Crespo JS, Guegan R, Giovanela M (2015) Removal of methyl violet 2B dye from aqueous solution using a magnetic composite as an adsorbent. J Water Process Eng 6:11–20

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Chattopadhyay K, Mazumdar S (2000) Direct electrochemistry of heme proteins: effect of electrode surface modification by neutral surfactants. Bioelectrochemistry 53:17–24

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Chieng HI, Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Tennakoon DTB (2013) Sorption characteristics of peat of Brunei Darussalam III: equilibrium and kinetics studies on adsorption of crystal violet (CV). Int J Earth Sci Eng 6:791–801

    Google Scholar 

  • Chieng HI, Lim LBL, Priyantha N (2015a) Enhancing adsorption capacity of toxic malachite green dye through chemically modified breadnut peel: equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics and regeneration studies. Environ Technol 36:86–97

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Chieng HI, Lim LBL, Priyantha N (2015b) Sorption characteristics of peat from Brunei Darussalam for the removal of rhodamine B dye from aqueous solution: adsorption isotherms, thermodynamics, kinetics and regeneration studies. Desalin Water Treat 55:664–677

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Chieng HI, Priyantha N, Lim LBL (2015c) Effective adsorption of toxic brilliant green from aqueous solution using peat of Brunei Darussalam: isotherm, thermodynamics, kinetics and regeneration studies. RSC Adv 5:34603–34615

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Chowdhury S, Misra R, Kushwaha P, Das P (2011) Optimum sorption isotherm by linear and non-linear methods for safranin onto alkali treated rice husk. J Bioremed 15:77–89

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Dahri MK, Kooh MRR, Lim LBL (2013) Removal of methyl violet 2B from aqueous solution using Casuarina equisetifolia needle. ISRN Environ Chem. doi:10.1155/2013/619819

    Google Scholar 

  • Dahri MK, Kooh MRR, Lim LBL (2014) Water remediation using low cost adsorbent walnut shell for removal of malachite green: equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamic and regeneration studies. J Environ Chem Eng 2:1434–1444

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Dahri MK, Chieng HI, Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Chan CM (2015a) Cempedak durian (Artocarpus sp.) peel as a biosorbent for the removal of toxic methyl violet 2B from aqueous solution. Korean Chem Eng Res 53:576–583

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Dahri MK, Lim LBL, Chan CM (2015b) Cempedak durian as a potential biosorbent for the removal of brilliant green dye from aqueous solution: equilibrium, thermodynamics and kinetics studies. Environ Monitor Assess 187:546

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Dahri MK, Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Chan CM (2016) Removal of acid blue 25 using cempedak durian peel from aqueous medium: isotherm, kinetics and thermodynamics studies. Int Food Res J 23:1154–1163

    Google Scholar 

  • Daneshfozoun S, Nazir MS, Abdullah B, Abdullah MA (2014) Surface modification of celluloses extracted from oil palm empty fruit bunches for heavy metal sorption. Chem Eng Trans 37:679–684

    Google Scholar 

  • Din ATM, Hameed BH (2010) Adsorption of methyl violet dye on acid modified activated carbon: isotherms and thermodynamics. J Appl Sci Environ Sanit 5:161–170

    Google Scholar 

  • Dubinin MM, Radushkevich LV (1947) The equation of the characteristic curve of the activated charcoal. Proc Acad Sci USSR Phys Chem Sec 55:331–337

    Google Scholar 

  • Freundlich HMF (1906) Uber die adsorption in losungen (adsorption in solution). J Phys Chem 57:384–470

    Google Scholar 

  • Gong QQ, Guo XY, Liang S, Wang C, Tian QH (2015) Study on the adsorption behavior of modified persimmon powder biosorbent on Pt(IV). Int J Environ Sci Technol 13:47–54

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Hameed BH (2009) Removal of cationic dye from aqueous solution using jackfruit peel as non-conventional low-cost adsorbent. J Mater 162:344–350

    Google Scholar 

  • Ho YS, McKay G (1998) Sorption of dye from aqueous solution by peat. Chem Eng J 70:115–124

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Jayarajan M, Arunachalam R, Annadurai G (2011) Agricultural wastes of jackfruit peel nano-porous adsorbent for removal of rhodamine dye. Asian J Appl Sci 4:263–270

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Keyhanian F, Shariati S, Faraji M, Hesabi M (2011) Magnetite nanoparticles with surface modification for removal of methyl violet from aqueous solutions. Arab J Chem. doi:10.1016/j.arabjc.2011.04.012

    Google Scholar 

  • Kismir Y, Aroguz AZ (2011) Adsorption characteristics of the hazardous dye brilliant green on Saklikent mud. Chem Eng J 172:199–206

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Kooh MRR, Lim LBL, Lim LH, Bandara JMRS (2015a) Batch adsorption studies on the removal of malachite green from water by chemically-modified Azolla pinnata. Desalin Water Treat 57:14632–14646

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Kooh MRR, Lim LBL, Dahri MK, Lim LH, Badara JMRS (2015b) Azolla pinnata: an efficient low cost material for removal of methyl violet 2B by using adsorption method. Waste Biomass Valor 6:547–559

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Kooh MRR, Dahri MK, Lim LBL, Lim LH (2016) Batch adsorption studies on the removal of acid blue 25 from aqueous solution using Azolla pinnata and soya bean waste. Arab J Sci Eng 41:2453–2464

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Lagergren S (1898) Zur theorie der sogenannten adsorption gelö ster stoffe (About the theory of so-called adsorption of soluble substances). Kong. Svenska Vetenskaps Academiens Handlingar 24:1–39

    Google Scholar 

  • Langmuir I (1916) The constitution and fundamental properties of solids and liquids. Part I. Solids. J Am Chem Soc 38:2221–2295

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Tennakoon DTB, Dahri MK (2012) Biosorption of cadmium(II) and copper(II) ions from aqueous solution by core of Artocarpus odoratissimus. Environ Sci Pollut Res 19:3250

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Tennakoon DTB, Zehra T (2013a) Sorption characteristics of peat of Brunei Darussalam II: interaction of aqueous copper(II) species with raw and processed peat. J Ecotechnol Res 17:45–49

    Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Tennakoon DTB, Chieng HI, Dahri MK, Suklueng M (2013b) Breadnut peel as a highly effective low-cost biosorbent for methylene blue: equilibrium, thermodynamic and kinetic studies. Arab J Chem. doi:10.1016/j.arabjc.2013.12.018

    Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Chan CM, Matassan D, Chieng HI, Kooh MRR (2014) Adsorption behavior of methyl violet 2B using duckweed: equilibrium and kinetics studies. Arab J Sci Eng 39:6757–6765

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Lai MHF, Salleha RM, Zehra T (2015a) Utilization of Artocarpus hybrid (Nanchem) skin for the removal of Pb(II): equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics and regeneration studies. Int Food Res J 22:1043–1052

    Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Zehra T, Then CW, Chan CM (2015b) Adsorption of crystal violet dye from aqueous solution onto chemically treated Artocarpus odoratissimus skin: equilibrium, thermodynamics, and kinetics studies. Desalin Water Treat 57:10246–10260

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Tennakoon DTB, Dahri MK, Chieng HI, Zehra T, Sukleung M (2015c) Artocarpus odoratissumus skin as potential low-cost biosorbent for the removal of methylene blue and methyl violet 2B. Desalin. Water Treat 53:964–975

    Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Chieng HI, Dahri MK (2015d) Artocarpus camansi Blanco (Breadnut) core as low-cost adsorbent for the removal of methylene blue: equilibrium, thermodynamics and kinetics studies. Desalin Water Treat 57:5673–5685

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Mohd Mansor NH (2016a) Utilizing Artocarpus altilis (Breadfruit) skin for the removal of malachite green: isotherm, kinetics, regeneration and column studies. Desalin Water Treat 57:16601–16610

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Lim LBL, Priyantha N, Chan CM, Matassan D, Chieng HI, Kooh MRR (2016b) Investigation of the sorption characteristics of water lettuce (WL) as a potential low-cost biosorbent for the removal of methyl violet 2B. Desalin Water Treat 57:8319–8329

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Loganathan P, Vigneswaran S, Kandasamy J (2013) Enhanced removal of nitrate from water using surface modification of adsorbents—a review. J Environ Manage 131:363–374

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Mahmoodi NM, Hayati B, Arami M (2011) Adsorption of textile dyes on pine cone from colored wastewater: kinetic, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies. Desalination 268:117–125

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Ndazi BS, Karlsson S, Tesha JV, Nyahumwa CW (2007) Chemical and physical modifications of rice husks for use as composite panels. Compos Part A Appl S 38:925–935

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Ojha AK, Bulasara VK (2015) Adsorption characteristics of jackfruit leaf powder for the removal of Amido black 10B dye. Environ Progress Sustain Energy 34:461–470

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Priyantha N, Lim LBL, Tennakoon DTB, Mohd Mansor NH, Dahri MK, Chieng HI (2013a) Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) waste for bioremediation of Cu(II) and Cd(II) ions from aqueous medium. Ceyl J Sci 17:19–29

    Google Scholar 

  • Priyantha N, Lim LBL, Dahri MK, Tennakoon DTB (2013b) Dragon fruit skin as a potential low-cost biosorbent for the removal of manganese(II) ions. J Appl Sci Environ Sanitat 8:179–188

    Google Scholar 

  • Priyantha N, Lim LBL, Dahri MK (2015) Dragon fruit skin as potential biosorbent for the removal of methylene blue dye from aqueous solution. Int Food Res J 22:2141–2148

    Google Scholar 

  • Priyantha N, Lim LBL, Wickramasooriya S (2016) Adsorption behavior of Cr(VI) by Muthurajawela peat. Desalin Water Treat 57:16592–16600

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Redlich O, Peterson DL (1959) A useful adsorption isotherm. J Phys Chem 63:1024

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Saeeda K, Ishaqa M, Sultana S, Ahmad I (2015) Removal of methyl violet 2-B from aqueous solutions using untreated and magnetite-impregnated almond shell as adsorbents. Desalin Water Treat 57:13484–13493

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Saroj S, Singh SV, Mohan D (2015) Removal of colour (Direct Blue 199) from carpet industry wastewater using different biosorbents (Maize Cob, Citrus Peel and Rice Husk). Arab J Sci Eng 40:1553–1564

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Singh SA, Shukla SR (2015) Adsorptive removal of cobalt ions on raw and alkali-treated lemon peels. Int J Environ Sci Technol 13:165–178

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Sips R (1948) On the structure of a catalyst surface. J Chem Phys 16:490–495

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Tang YP, Linda BLL, Franz LW (2013) Proximate analysis of Artocarpus odoratissimus (Tarap) in Brunei Darussalam. Int Food Res J 20:409–415

    Google Scholar 

  • Tavallali H, Malekzadeh H, Karimi MA, Payehghadr M, Deilamy-Rad G, Tabandeh M (2014) Chemically modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes as efficient and selective sorbent for separation and preconcentration of trace amount of Co(II), Cd(II), Pb(II), and Pd(II). Arab J Chem. doi:10.1016/j.arabjc.2014.10.034

    Google Scholar 

  • Temkin MI, Pyzhev V (1940) Kinetics of ammonia synthesis on promoted iron catalyst. Acta Phys Chim URSS 12:327–356

    Google Scholar 

  • Thitame PV, Shukla SR (2015) Adsorptive removal of reactive dyes from aqueous solution using activated carbon synthesized from waste biomass materials. Int J Environ Sci Technol 13:561–570

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Varma AJ, Deshpande SV, Kennedy JF (2004) Metal complexation by chitosan and its derivatives: a review. Carbohydr Polym 55:77–93

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Wan Ngah WS, Hanafiah MAKM (2008) Removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater by chemically modified plant wastes as adsorbents: a review. Bioresour Technol 99:3935–3948

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Wang J, Chen C (2014) Chitosan-based biosorbents: modification and application for biosorption of heavy metals and radionuclides. Bioresour Technol 160:129–141

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Wu JS, Liu CH, Chu KH, Suen SY (2008) Removal of cationic dye methyl violet 2B from water by cation exchange membranes. J Membr Sci 309:239–245

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Zehra T, Priyantha N, Lim LBL, Iqbal E (2015a) Sorption characteristics of peat of Brunei Darussalam V: removal of Congo red dye from aqueous solution by peat. Desalin Water Treat 54:2592–2600

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Zehra T, Lim LBL, Priyantha N (2015b) Characterization of peat samples collected from Brunei Darussalam and their evaluation as potential adsorbents for Cu(II) removal from aqueous solution. Desalin Water Treat. doi:10.1080/19443994.2015.1110838

    Google Scholar 

  • Zehra T, Lim LBL, Priyantha N (2016) Removal of crystal violet dye from aqueous solution using yeast-treated peat as adsorbent: thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium studies. Environ Earth Sci 75:357

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the Government of Brunei Darussalam and the Universiti Brunei Darussalam for their support and also CAMES for the use of SEM.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to L. B. L. Lim.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Lim, L.B.L., Priyantha, N. & Mohamad Zaidi, N.A.H. A superb modified new adsorbent, Artocarpus odoratissimus leaves, for removal of cationic methyl violet 2B dye. Environ Earth Sci 75, 1179 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-016-5969-7

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-016-5969-7

Keywords

Navigation