Optimization and Removal Efficiency of Basic Textile Dyestuffs with Using Perfluorosulfonic Acid-Based Polymer

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Polymer Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yalova University, Yalova, TURKEY.

2 Polymer Materials Engineering, Institute of Graduate Studies, Yalova University, Yalova, TURKEY

3 Department of Polymer Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yalova University, Yalova, TURKEY

4 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yalova University, Yalova, TURKEY


The removal of basic dyestuffs (Basic Red 46 and Basic Blue 41) from synthetic dye solutions was examined by using perfluorosulfonic acid-based polymer for the first time in the present study. The effects of four different variables, such as pHs (3.0, 5.0, 7.0, 9.0, and 11.0), temperature (25 °C, 35 °C, 45 °C, 55 °C, and 65 °C), initial dyestuffs concentration (20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 mg L-1) and treatment time (20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 min.) on the removal performance were investigated. The optimum conditions were determined for R46 as pH: 6.5; temperature: 54.1 °C; concentration: 97.4 mg L-1; time: 60.8 min. and for B41 as pH: 7.5; temperature: 54.6 °C; concentration: 67.1 mg L-1; time: 69.5 min. by using Response Surface Methodology. Removal performance values for R46 and B41 were determined respectively 99.9% and 99.5% at the optimum conditions. Also, perfluorosulfonic acid-based polymer was able to regenerate up to 20 cycles without significant performance change for the dyestuff removal process.


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