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European Journal of Chemistry, Volume 7, pp 410-415; doi:10.5155/eurjchem.7.4.410-415.1486
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.