Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 289–304 | Cite as

Fly Ash Reuse as Mesoporous Ca- and Mg-Zeolitic Composites for the Seclusion of Aniline from Aqueous Solution

  • Bhavna A. ShahEmail author
  • Olutayo A. Oluyinka
  • Ajay V. Shah
Research Article - Chemistry


This work reuses fly ash, a solid waste from cogeneration as a raw material for remediating water pollution. It presents an adsorption method of secluding aniline from wastewater by mesoporous zeolitic composites CaFZBFA and MgFZBFA synthesized from bagasse fly ash (BFA). Instrumental analyses revealed the transformation of the BFA into mesoporous zeolite composites. And pH-dependent adsorptions study showed the respective performances of the synthesized materials on the adsorption of aniline. Optimal uptakes on both adsorbents were obtained at pH 6. Langmuir isotherm model (\({R}^{2}=0.9937\) and 0.9906 for CaFZBFA and MgFZBFA, respectively) and pseudo-second-order kinetics model (\({R}^{2} = 0.9980\) for CaFZBFA and 0.9944 and MgFZBFA) best represent the adsorption processes. And the maximum monolayer adsorption capacities obtained are 34.130 mg/g and 33.220 mg/g for CaFZBFA and MgFZBFA, respectively.


Water pollution Remediation Aniline Bagasse fly ash Isotherm Kinetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhavna A. Shah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Olutayo A. Oluyinka
    • 1
  • Ajay V. Shah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryVeer Narmad South Gujarat UniversitySuratIndia
  2. 2.Department of Science and HumanitiesVidyabharti Trust PolytechnicBardoliIndia

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