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Application of Green Synthesized MMT/Ag Nanocomposite for Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution

Research and Development Centre, YNC ENVIS PVT. LTD., New Delhi 110059, India
Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences, P P Savani University, Surat 394125, India
Faculty of Science and Technology, Madhyanchal Professional University, Ratibad, Bhopal 462044, India
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Guindy Campus, University of Madras, Chennai 600025, India
Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Korea
Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Khalid University, Abha 61411, Saudi Arabia
Integrated Regional Office, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, Saifabad, Hyderabad 500004, India
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Academic Editor: Antonio Zuorro
Water 2021, 13(22), 3206;
Received: 29 September 2021 / Revised: 9 November 2021 / Accepted: 10 November 2021 / Published: 12 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Application of Nanomaterials in Water Treatment)
Textile industries are the largest consumer of synthetic dyestuff compounds and consequently, they are the prime contributor of colored organic contaminants to the environment. The dye compounds when released in soil or freshwater resources such as rivers, cause a potential hazard to living beings due to their toxic, allergic and carcinogenic nature. Current conventional treatment methods for removal or degradation of such dyestuff materials from water systems are not sufficient, and therefore, there is an immediate need to find efficient and eco-friendly approaches. In this regard, nanotechnology can offer an effective solution to this problem. In the present work, montmorillonite/silver nanocomposite (MMT/Ag nanocomposite) is developed through green synthesis methods using naturally occurring montmorillonite (MMT) clay and silver nanoparticles. The material was characterized by using a particle size analyzer (PSA), UV/Visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy and a Brunner–Emmett–Teller (BET) surface area analyzer. The adsorption efficiency of the nanocomposite and per cent removal of methylene blue (MB) was investigated by using a batch system. View Full-Text
Keywords: montmorillonite; silver; nanocomposite; methylene blue; remediation montmorillonite; silver; nanocomposite; methylene blue; remediation
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Choudhary, N.; Yadav, V.K.; Yadav, K.K.; Almohana, A.I.; Almojil, S.F.; Gnanamoorthy, G.; Kim, D.-H.; Islam, S.; Kumar, P.; Jeon, B.-H. Application of Green Synthesized MMT/Ag Nanocomposite for Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution. Water 2021, 13, 3206.

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Choudhary N, Yadav VK, Yadav KK, Almohana AI, Almojil SF, Gnanamoorthy G, Kim D-H, Islam S, Kumar P, Jeon B-H. Application of Green Synthesized MMT/Ag Nanocomposite for Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution. Water. 2021; 13(22):3206.

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Choudhary, Nisha, Virendra K. Yadav, Krishna K. Yadav, Abdulaziz I. Almohana, Sattam F. Almojil, Govhindhan Gnanamoorthy, Do-Hyeon Kim, Saiful Islam, Pankaj Kumar, and Byong-Hun Jeon. 2021. "Application of Green Synthesized MMT/Ag Nanocomposite for Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution" Water 13, no. 22: 3206.

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