South African Journal of Chemistry
On-line version ISSN 1996-840X
Print version ISSN 0379-4350
BELLO, Olugbenga Solomon; BELLO, Isah Adewale and ADEGOKE, Kayode Adesina. Adsorption of dyes using different types of sand: A review. S.Afr.j.chem. (Online) [online]. 2013, vol.66, pp.00-00. ISSN 1996-840X.
The threat posed by increasing amount of dyes on daily basis, especially on our ecosystem, has brought a serious search for more efficient low-cost adsorbents. Sand is mixed with cement and water to make concrete, used in the manufacture of brick, glass and other materials, and it can also be used as a medium for the filtration of water. Sand, which is ubiquitous, has been used as an adsorbent because of its enormous availability in the local environment. This review reveals that further research must be conducted to bring to the fore the expansive laboratory, industrial and environmental usage of sand materials as dye adsorbents. Consequently, the usage of different types of sand in the field of adsorption science represents a viable and powerful tool, resulting into the superior improvement in pollution control and environmental preservation.
Keywords : Adsorption; dyes; low-cost adsorbents; sand.