Ultrasonic-assisted adsorption of methylene blue on sumac leaves

Gulen J., Akin B., ÖZGÜR M.

DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, vol.57, no.20, pp.9286-9295, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1029002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.9286-9295
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Sumac leaves (SL) (Rhus coriaria L.) were investigated as a low-cost and effective bioadsorbent for the adsorption of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solution. In this study, the effects of initial dye concentration, initial solution pH, and phases contact time were investigated. The equilibrium was attained in half an hour. The Langmuir, Freundlich, and Temkin adsorption models were evaluated using the experimental data and the experimental results showed that the Langmuir and Temkin models fit better than the Freundlich model. The maximum dye adsorption capacity was found as 5.8mg/g from the Langmuir isotherm model. The value of the monolayer saturation capacity of SL was comparable to the adsorption capacities of some other adsorbent materials for MB. The adsorption rate data were analyzed according to the pseudo-first-order kinetic model, pseudo-second-order kinetic model, and intraparticle diffusion model. It was found that the adsorption reaction progressed as a pseudo-second-order kinetic model and intraparticle diffusion was also effective in the process.