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Synthesis of Kit-6 Magnetite Silica Nanocomposite Functionalized by Amine Group for Removal of Carmoisine Dye from Aqueous Solutions


Seyedeh Mahsa Seyed Danesh, Shahab Shariati* and Hossein Faghihian   Pages 1 - 12 ( 12 )


Objective: In this study, amine functionalized magnetite Kit-6 silica nanocomposite (Fe3O4@SiO2@Kit-6-NH2) was synthesized as an adsorbent for removing Carmoisine food dye from aqueous solutions.

Method: The nanocomposite was chemically synthesized and was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), vi-brating sample magnetometer (VSM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FT-IR). Taguchi orthogonal array experimental design method was used to op-timize the experimental conditions including adsorbent amount, pH of solution, amount of salt, the volume of sample and contact time. Pseudo first-order, pseudo second-order, intra-particle diffusion and Elovich kinetic models were investigated to study the kinetic parameters of sorption process.

Results: The kinetic data corresponded to the pseudo second-order kinetic model with R2 = 0.9999. Also, adsorption data were analyzed using Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin isotherm models. The results indicated that the data were well fitted to the Freundlich isotherm model (R2 = 0.9984, n=1.0786). The reusability tests showed the proposed nanocomposite can be used more than 8 cycles with removal efficiency higher than 90%.

Conclusion: The applicability study of proposed nanocomposite proved its ability for efficient removal of Carmoisine dye from real aqueous samples.


Aqueous samples, Carmoisine, Magnetite, Nanocomposite, Removal


Department of Chemistry, Shahreza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza, Department of Chemistry, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Department of Chemistry, Shahreza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza

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