Efficient and highly selective adsorption of cationic dyes and removal of ciprofloxacin antibiotic by surface modified nickel sulfide nanomaterials: Kinetics, isotherm and adsorption mechanism

Sunita Kumari, Afaq Ahmad Khan, Arif Chowdhury, Arvind Kumar Bhakta, Zineb Mekhalif, Sahid Hussain

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In the present work, the nickel sulfide nanomaterial with the negative surface charge was synthesized by a simple and eco-friendly route using nickel acetate, thioacetamide and l-glutathione reduced (GSH). The new surface-modified nanomaterial was systematically characterized using various techniques such as XRD, FE-SEM, TEM, EDX, XPS, TGA, Zeta-potential, and FT-IR, and then applied for the removal of dyes and antibiotics. The nanomaterial exhibited selective adsorption towards cationic dyes: methylene blue (MB) and crystal violet (CV) with a high adsorption capacity of 1006.52 mg g−1 and 1946.61 mg g−1, respectively. The adsorption capacity for the removal of ciprofloxacin antibiotic (CIP) was 971.83 mg g−1 which is extremely high. The selectivity of MB in binary mixtures was investigated using two anionic dyes: methyl orange (MO) and orange G (OG). The separation efficiency (α) for MB in MB/MO and MB/OG mixtures was 97.75 % and 99.16 %, respectively. The adsorption process for all the adsorbates followed pseudo-second-order kinetics and the Freundlich isotherm model. The mechanism of interaction was analyzed through pH effect, zeta-potential measurement, FT-IR and XPS analysis, implying that the electrostatic interaction is mainly involved in the adsorption. In addition, the parameters like the effect of initial dye concentration and temperature on the adsorption process were studied. The adsorbent is reusable up to 4 times with 97 % efficiency. Thus, the prepared GSH-capped nanomaterial is an effective adsorbent for the removal of antibiotics and the selective removal of cationic dyes with high adsorption capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number124264
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume586
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

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Antibiotics
Ciprofloxacin
Nanostructured materials
Isotherms
sulfides
isotherms
Methylene Blue
Coloring Agents
methylene blue
Dyes
dyes
Nickel
nickel
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Adsorption
Kinetics
adsorption
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Zeta potential

Keywords

  • Nickel sulfide; Adsorption; Dyes; Ciprofloxacin; Isotherms; Kinetics
  • Dyes
  • Adsorption
  • Isotherms
  • Nickel sulfide
  • Kinetics
  • Ciprofloxacin

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