Publication Type : Conference Proceedings
Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings
Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 18, p.5006 - 5011 (2019)
Url : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221478531932680X
Keywords : cellulose acetate, Dye absorption, UV-visible spectroscopy
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering
Year : 2019
Abstract : Water pollution is a great threat to humanity nowadays. Scientists are searching for new natural materials that can act as absorbents to remove non-biodegradable pollutants. Dye waste from textile, paint and leather industries are a great danger to aquatic system. Nowadays activated charcoal is widely used for this purpose, but the high cost impose some limitations to its wide use. Cellulose acetate was synthesized from a waste material, used cigarette bud, by acid treatment method. The sample obtained was characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Cellulose acetate membranes were prepared and utilized for dye absorption studies using UV-visible spectroscopy and colorimeter using pH controlled solutions of methylene blue and malachite green.
Cite this Research Publication : K. Nair, Sreedha Sambhudevan, and Balakrishnan Shankar, “Synthesis, Characterization and Dye Absorbing Properties of Cellulose Acetate from used Cigarette Buds”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 18. pp. 5006 - 5011, 2019.