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Chitosan obtained from shrimp shells and SiO2 nanoparticles obtained from rice husk ash were used to synthesize chitosan - SiO2 composite materials. In order to obtain a porous chitosan adsorbent, the SiO2 particles in the chitosan - SiO2 composite material were removed with NaOH solution. With the orientation of applying adsorbent in wastewater treatment of textile industry, the ability of methylene blue adsorption of chitosan with porous structure has been investigated. Survey results show that chitosan has porous structure with good adsorption capacity of methylene blue. The adsorption capacity of materials depends on many factors such as: structure of particles; pH of adsorption medium and temperature. Adsorbent material is made of composite chitosan - SiO2 with the ratio of chitosan/SiO2 equal to 1/1 (w/w) with the best adsorption capacity. Materials with good adsorption capacity at pH = 6, at low pH, the adsorption capacity of the material is significantly reduced. Temperature has a great influence on the adsorption capacity of the material. The suitable temperature for adsorption of materials is 40 oC. With a higher temperature, the desorption process will be accelerated. This makes the adsorption capacity of the material decrease. The maximum methylene blue adsorption capacity of the material is determined about 7.25 mg/g after 40 minutes of adsorption time.

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Issue: Vol 2 No SI2 (2019): Special Issue: Bach Khoa Youth Science and Technology
Page No.: SI21-SI30
Published: Dec 31, 2019
Section: Research article

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Ngọc, T., Nguyen, H., & Thang, V. (2019). Investigation of methylene blue adsorption capacity of porous chitosan particles. VNUHCM Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2(SI2), SI21-SI30.

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