Effect of chitosan biopolymer and UV/TiO2 method for the de-coloration of acid blue 40 simulated textile wastewater

  • Sheau-Ming Chen
  • Ming-Shien Yen
  • Yun-Hwei Shen

Abstract

The purpose for this study is to de-color C.I. Acid Blue 40 simulated textile wastewater using chitosan and UV/TiO2 system. The methodology is to use chitosan biopolymer and UV/TiO2 to degrade textile wastewater and to measure the color removal by UV-visible spectrophotometer. The operational parameters are chitosan, TiO2, pH and reaction time. From the laboratory investigations, different efficiencies were observed according to different removal operating levels. Single chitosan of 2500 ppm dose was used to remove Acid Blue 40 textile wastewater and to obtain a better efficiency. TiO2 alone with UV light was also used with the dose of 2500 ppm to obtain a better efficiency. In acidity, both chitosan and TiO2 obtain better efficiencies under pH 4 operational condition. The best combination for UV/TiO2 system to de-color the 50 ppm Acid Blue 40 textile wastewater was TiO2 2500 ppm concentration with UV illumination at pH 4. The result shows that the de-colorization efficiency reached 98.8% elimination after 210 min of reaction time.

Keywords: Chitosan biopolymer, UV/TiO2, Acid Blue 40, textile wastewater, spectrophotometer

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9(34), pp. 5575-5580, 23 August, 2010

Author Biographies

Sheau-Ming Chen
Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Ming-Shien Yen
Department of Polymer Materials, Kun Shan University, Yung-Kang 710, Taiwan
Yun-Hwei Shen
Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Published
2013-08-16
Section
Articles

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