Lemon Peel Activated Carbon: An Efficient Adsorbent for Removal of Textile Dye from Aqueous Solution
Lemon Peels impregnated with H2SO4 are converted into activated carbon and used as an efficient adsorbent for the rapid adsorption; in turn fast removal of widely used textile dye Acid Red 88 from the aqueous solution. The adsorption of Acid Red 88 dye on Lemon Peel Activated Carbon (LPAC) was studied by considering the parameters viz. effect of adsorption time, concentration of dye solution, temperature, adsorbent dose and pH. Maximum removal of dye from aqueous solution occurs at pH 2.0, adsorbent dose of 0.25 g,dye concentration of 100 mg/L, temperature 303 Kand at equilibrium time of 40 minutes.