Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies of Adsorption of Reactive Red 120 on Chitin

  • Murat Torun Hacettepe University, Department of Chemistry, Ankara, TURKEY
  • Y. Doruk Aracagök Hacettepe University, Department of Biology, Ankara, TURKEY
  • Mahmut Kabalak Hacettepe University, Department of Biology, Ankara, TURKEY


Chitin is a natural compound that can be extracted from various organisms that is used in various applications from medicine to environmental applications. In this study, effect of chitin is followed for adsorption of reactive red 120 textile dye from water at different conditions such as pH, initial concentration of dye, ionic strength, initial concentration of chitin, effect of temperature, effect of contact time. Characterization of the adsorption were recorded by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy.


Chitin; Textile Dye Removal; Adsorption.

DOI: 10.17350/HJSE19030000108

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Torun, M., Aracagök, Y., & Kabalak, M. (2018). Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies of Adsorption of Reactive Red 120 on Chitin. Hittite Journal of Science & Engineering, 5(4), 307-311. Retrieved from