Removal of Metanil Yellow by Batch Biosorption from Aqueous Phase on Egg Membrane: Equilibrium and Isotherm Studies

Vol 2, Issue 04, Pages 15-26,*** Field:Isotherm Modeling

  • Beniah Obinna Isiuku, (corresponding author) Department of Chemistry, Imo State University, PMB 2000, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria Obinna Isiuku
  • Francis Chizoruo Ibe Department of Chemistry, Imo State University, PMB 2000, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria Obinna Isiuku
Keywords: Batch biosorption, Egg membrane, Isotherm modeling, Mmetanil yellow, physisorption


The biosorption of metanil yellow on hen egg membrane from aqueous solution in a batch process was investigated at 29oC with a view to determine the potential of the membrane in removing metanil yellow from aqueous solution.  The effects of contact time, initial biosorbate concentration, biosorbent dosage and initial biosorbate pH were determined. Various isotherm models were used to analyze experimental data. The highest experimental equilibrium biosorption capacity obtained was 129.88 mg/g. The optimum pH was 3. Adsorption capacity increased with increase in initial solution concentration but decreased with increase in time. The isotherm models applied were good fits based on correlation coefficients. Flory-Huggins isotherm was the best fit (R2 0.986). The biosorption was endothermic, good, physisorptive and spontaneous. This work shows that hen egg membrane is a potential biosorbent for the removal of metanil yellow from aqueous solution.

Author Biography

Francis Chizoruo Ibe, Department of Chemistry, Imo State University, PMB 2000, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria Obinna Isiuku

Lecturer 1; Department of Chemistry


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How to Cite
Isiuku, B., & Ibe, F. (2019). Removal of Metanil Yellow by Batch Biosorption from Aqueous Phase on Egg Membrane: Equilibrium and Isotherm Studies. Analytical Methods in Environmental Chemistry Journal, 2(04), 15-26.
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