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Preparation and characterization of an efficient zeolitic material from a local natural kaolinitic clay and its uses in the elimination of an organic dye

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Tahani Achouak Chinar
Mohammed Benbouzid


The zeolitic porous material was prepared from kaolinitic clay (DD1 from Gebel Debbagh, Algeria) using a cheap and easy process to insert a sodium ion into the kaolinitic clay structure. The obtained zeolitic Linde Type-A (LTA) material was characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques. The adsorption capacity of the zeolitic porous material was tested with methylene blue. The best correlation of experimental results was obtained with the Langmuir model giving a Qmax of 11.5 mg/g indicating a favorable process for the adsorption of the dye.

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Chinar, T. A.; Benbouzid, M. Preparation and Characterization of an Efficient Zeolitic Material from a Local Natural Kaolinitic Clay and Its Uses in the Elimination of an Organic Dye. Eur. J. Chem. 2016, 7, 410-415.

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