Black jurema bark powder as new alternative material for treatment of water containing two toxic dyes / Emprego do pó da casca de jurema preta como uma nova alternativa para o tratamento de água contendo dois corantes tóxicos

Joselito Nardy Ribeiro, Araceli Verónica Flores Nardy Ribeiro, Erik Cavalcante Dybwad, Felipe Tonon Firmino, Madson de Godoi Pereira, Jairo Pinto de Oliveira, Paulo Henrique dos Santos Silvares, Andre Romero da Silva


Black jurema bark powder (BJBP) (Mimosa hostilis Benth) was studied for the removal of textile dyes Methylene Blue (MB) and Indigo Blue (IB) in water. The chemical and physical analysis of BJBP showed a heterogeneous surface with chemical groups capable to interact with MB and IB. The experiments were optimized for use of 1g of BJBP and stirring time of 3 minutes for IB, and 0.5g of BJBP and stirring time of 2 minutes for MB. The maximum adsorptive capacities for IB (115.21 mg/g) and MB (3.50 mg/g), obtained through the Langmuir Mathematical Model, were favorable for the use of BJBP as an adsorbent in water containing both dyes. The results obtained in this work suggest BJBP as a new alternative for the removal of IB and MB in aqueous medium. Besides, this work stimulates new studies to evaluate the BJBP adsorption capacity for other chemical pollutants.


black jurema bark powder, water, adsorption, dyes.

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