Removal of methylene blue dye from aqueous solution using a superabsorbant hydrogel the polyacrylamide: isotherms and kinetic studies


  • Imane Lebkiri Ibn Tofail University
  • Brahim Abbou
  • Lamya Kadiri
  • Abdelkarim Ouass
  • Youness Essaadaoui
  • Amar Habssaoui
  • El Housseine Rifi
  • Ahmed Lebkiri



The present work aims the elimination of an organic dye Methylene Blue (MB) by adsorption on the polyacrylamide (PAAM) hydrogel. Several experiments series were then carried out in order to study the influence on the adsorption capacity of certain parameters such as the mass of the adsorbent, the pH, the contact time, the initial dye concentration and the temperature. The maximal capacity is 1620 mg/g it was obtained at T = 25°C, pH = 6, [BM] = 200 ppm and 0.013g of the adsorbent. The adsorption kinetics of the dye on the support is well described by the first-order model. The adsorption isotherms of the adsorbent/adsorbate systems studied are satisfactorily described by the Langmuir mathematical model. On the other hand, the thermodynamic study revealed that adsorption is spontaneous and endothermic.


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