Graphene oxide coated wad as a new sorbent in fixed bed column for the removal of crystal violet from contaminated water

An efficient method was developed to fabricate graphene oxide coated cotton wad (GO/W) using self-assembly technique. GO/W could be used as an adsorbent material in remediation of environmental pollutants in a continuous packed bed column. The efficiency of GO/W fixed bed column in the removal of crystal violet (CV) from an aquatic environment was studied. The experimental breakthrough data were modeled using Thomas, Adams-Bohart, and Yoon-Nelson models, and the column parameters for all these models were calculated. Increasing the effluent discharge rate and initial adsorbate concentration make the breakthrough and saturation points to be obtained faster and hence lower the adsorption capacity of column.