Research Papers/Topics in Applied Chemistry

Adsorption efficiency of coconut husk for removal of Rhodamine-B dye from aqueous solution

ABSTRACTThe efficiency of acid modified locust bean pod (ALBP) as low cost adsorbent to remove Rhodamine-B (Rh-B) dye from aqueous solution was studied. The morphology, functional groups and elemental analysis of the adsorbent were investigated by SEM, FTIR, pH (pzc), and Boehm titration analyticaltechniques. Operational parameters such as contact time, initial dye concentration and solution temperature were investigated. The amount of Rh-B dye adsorbed was found to increase as these opera...

Corrosion Inhibition of 5-Methyl-2H-imidazol-4-carboxaldehyde and 1H-Indole-3-carboxyaldehyde on Mild Steel in 1.0 M HCl: Gravimetric Method and DFT Study

AbstractWeight loss and Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods were used to study the corrosion inhibition of 5-methyl-2H-imidazol-4-carboxaldehyde and 1H-Indole-3-carboxaldehyde on mild steel in acid medium. The values of thermodynamic parameters such as free energy of adsorption (ΔGºads), adsorption equilibrium constant (Kads), adsorption entropy (ΔSºads), adsorption enthalpy (ΔHºads) and activation energy (Ea) were calculated and discussed. The adsorption process on mild steel surfa...