Effectiveness of Feather Waste for Orange II Removal from Aqueous Solutions

수용액 중 Orange II 흡착 제거를 위한 우모폐기물의 이용가능성

  • Park, Soo-Yeun (College of Natural Resources & Life Science, Life and Industry Convergence Institute, Pusan National University) ;
  • Yoo, Ji-Yeon (College of Natural Resources & Life Science, Life and Industry Convergence Institute, Pusan National University) ;
  • Son, Hong-Joo (College of Natural Resources & Life Science, Life and Industry Convergence Institute, Pusan National University)
  • 박수연 (부산대학교 생명자원과학대학 및 생명산업융합연구원) ;
  • 유지연 (부산대학교 생명자원과학대학 및 생명산업융합연구원) ;
  • 손홍주 (부산대학교 생명자원과학대학 및 생명산업융합연구원)
  • Received : 2018.04.06
  • Accepted : 2018.04.26
  • Published : 2018.09.30


The objective of this study was to investigate the adsorption potential of chicken feathers for the removal of OrangeII (AO7) from aqueous solutions. Batch experiments were performed as a function of different experimental parameters such as initial pH, reaction time, feather dose, initial OrangeII concentration and temperature. The highest OrangeII uptake was observed at pH 1.0. Most of the OrangeII was adsorbed at 2 h and an adsorption equilibrium was reached at 6 h. As the amount of chicken feather was increased, the removal efficiency of OrangeII increased up to 99%, but its uptake decreased. By increasing the initial concentration and temperature, OrangeII uptake was increased. The experimental adsorption isotherm exhibited a better fit with the Langmuir isotherm than with the Freundlich isotherm, and maximum adsorption capacity from the Langmuir constant was determined to be 0.179244 mmol/g at $30^{\circ}C$. The adsorption energy obtained from the Dubinin-Radushkevich model was 7.9 kJ/mol at $20^{\circ}C$ and $30^{\circ}C$ which indicates the predominance of physical adsorption. Thermodynamic parameters such as ${\Delta}G^0$, ${\Delta}H^0$, and ${\Delta}S^0$ were -12.28 kJ/mol, 20.64 kJ/mol and 112.32 J/mol K at $30^{\circ}C$, respectively. This indicates that the process of OrangeII adsorption by chicken feathers was spontaneous and endothermic. Our results suggest that as a low-cost biomaterials, chicken feather is an attractive candidate for OrangeII removal from aqueous solutions.


Supported by : 부산대학교


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