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Reports from University of Tabriz Add New Data to Findings in Polymer Engineering (Application of Response Surface Methodology for Modeling of...

July 23, 2014



Reports from University of Tabriz Add New Data to Findings in Polymer Engineering (Application of Response Surface Methodology for Modeling of Reactive Dye Removal From Solution Using Starch-Montmorillonite/Polyaniline Nanocomposite)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Current study results on Polymer Engineering have been published. According to news reporting from Tabriz, Iran, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In this study, starch-montmorillonite/polyaniline (St-MMT/PANI) nanocomposite was synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization of aniline in the presence of St-MMT nanocomposite dispersion. The prepared ternary nanocomposite was characterized using FTIR, XRD, and SEM techniques."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Tabriz, "Adsorption properties of the nanocomposite were investigated for removal of reactive blue (RB 194) as a model reactive dye from aqueous solution. Response surface methodology was employed for the modeling of adsorption capacity of the nanocomposite. A second-order empirical relationship between adsorption capacity and independent variables (initial dye concentration, amount of the nanocomposite, and pH of the solution) was obtained. Pareto analysis for identification of the factors effect on the system revealed that initial dye concentration was the most effective parameter. The adsorption capacity value of reactive dye on St-MMT/PANI nanocomposite was 91.74 mg g(-1)."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Further investigations indicated that the adsorption experimental data were well fitted to the Langmuir isotherm and pseudo-second-order kinetic model."

For more information on this research see: Application of Response Surface Methodology for Modeling of Reactive Dye Removal From Solution Using Starch-Montmorillonite/Polyaniline Nanocomposite. Polymer Engineering and Science, 2014;54(7):1595-1607. Polymer Engineering and Science can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Polymer Engineering and Science - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1548-2634)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Olad, Univ Tabriz, Dept. of Appl Chem, Polymer Composite Res Lab, Fac Chem, Tabriz, Iran. Additional authors for this research include F.F. Azhar, M. Shargh and S. Jharfi.

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Tabriz, Polymer Engineering

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