DYE ADSORPTION WITH SUGARCANE BAGASSE AND CORN COB
The use of agricultural waste and ecofriendly adsorbents has been examined as a better alternative for expensive adsorbents used in dye removal from wastewater. Adsorbents prepared from sugarcane bagasse (SCB) and corn cob (CC) agro-waste were successfully used to remove dye from an aqueous solution. This study investigates the potential use of SCB and CC for the removal of methylene blue dye from simulated wastewater. The adsorbents were used to adsorb methylene blue at varying dye concentration, adsorbent dosage, pH and contact time. The adsorption efficiency of the adsorbents was in the order of SCB>CC. The adsorption equilibrium process was described well with the Langmuir and Freudlich isotherm model.