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Adsorption of methylene blue from aqueous solution by graphene

Tonghao Liu, Yanhui Li, Qiuju Du, Jiankun Sun, Yuqin Jiao, Guangming Yang, Zonghua Wang, Yanzhi Xia, Wei Zhang, Kunlin Wang, Hongwei Zhu, Dehai Wu
Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces 2012 February 1, 90: 197-203
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Graphene was prepared using a modified Hummers' method. The physico-chemical properties of graphene were characterized by TEM, BET specific surface area, FTIR, Raman and XRD measurements. The effect factors including pH, contact time, temperature and dosage on the adsorption properties of methylene blue onto graphene were investigated. The experimental data of isotherm followed the Langmuir isotherm model better than the Freundlich model. The maximum adsorption capacity obtained from Langmuir isotherm equation at 293 K was 153.85 mg/g, indicating graphene is a good adsorbent for the adsorption of MB. The kinetic study illustrated that the adsorption of methylene blue onto graphene fit the pseudo second-order model. The thermodynamic parameters indicated that the adsorption of methylene blue onto graphene was an endothermic and spontaneous process.

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