Probing the Effect of Gaseous Hydrocarbon Precursors on the Adsorptive Efficiency of Synthesized Carbon-based Nanomaterials

Haiyam Alayan, Mustafa Mohammed Aljumaily, Mohammed Abdulhakim Alsaadi, Mohd Ali Hashim

Abstract


              The present work investigates the effect of the type of carbon precursor on the adsorptive proficiency of as-prepared carbon nanomaterials (CNMs) for the removal of methylene blue dye (MB) from aqueous media. A comparison study was applied to assess the growth of CNMs from the decomposition of methane (CNMY1) and acetylene (CNMY2) using response surface methodology with central composite design (RSM/CCD). The produced nanomaterials were characterized using FESEM, EDX, TEM, BET surface area, Raman, TGA, FTIR, and zeta potential. The as-prepared adsorbent displayed different morphologies and under the experimental conditions, 10 mg of CNMY1 and CNMY2 was responsible for 97.7 % and 96.80% removal of dye. The maximum adsorptive uptake predicted by Langmuir isotherm was about 250 and 174 mg/g for CNMY1 and CNMY2, respectively. The as-synthesized carbon nanomaterial in this study could be explored as a great potential candidate for dye-bearing wastewater treatment.


Keywords


Carbon nanomaterials; Chemical vapor deposition; Adsorption; Dyes; Response surface methodology

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