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Coriandrum Sativum seeds as a green low-cost biosorbent for methylene blue dye removal from aqueous solution: spectroscopic, kinetic and thermodynamic studies

Lamya Kadiri, Abdelkarim Ouass, Youness Essaadaoui, El Housseine Rifi, Ahmed Lebkiri


Coriandrum sativum seeds (CSS) were investigated as a new eco-friendly and economic biosorbent for the removal of methylene blue (MB) dye from synthetic solutions. First, the spectroscopic analyses were effectuated using FTIR and SEM to confirm the possibility of CSS to remove MB dye from aqueous solutions. The study of the influence of different parameters, such as contact time, CSS mass, solution pH, MB concentration, and temperature was realized and proved the rapid and efficient power adopted by CSS as a removal of the studied dye. Also, the regeneration study was effectuated for four cycles with excellent adsorption rates. The modeling studies revealed that the studied process obeys the pseudo-second-order model and Langmuir isotherm model. The adsorption amount was found to be 107.53 mg/g. Finally, the determination of thermodynamic parameters indicated the exothermic and spontaneous type of the removal process of MB onto CSS.

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