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Rohit S. Banate, Prof, Dr. Milind Gidde

The adsorption of Methylene Blue, by the agricultural waste as Rice Husk, the construction based material Brick powder and the standard material Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), was carried out by varying the parameters such as agitation time, dye concentration, quantity of adsorbent material. By using column adsorption study method, the adsorption capacity was found to be 65% for rice husk, 50 % for brick powder and 85% for GAC. The effect of initial dye concentration, column diameter and the particle size, on the rate of dye removal has been investigated. In the present study the results of continuous process are highlighted. The Comparative results of adsorbent materials as well as continuous process are also shown. The individual effects of time and concentration are mainly studied. The continuous adsorbent processes are performed for a particular bed height and the concentration range between 5mg/L to 100 mg/L. In this study the agricultural material, Rice Husk has shown good result than the construction based Brick powder material. This study was carried out with Conventional material v/s non-conventional material. Result efficiency of Rice Husk achieved up to 82.32% at 50 mg/L concentration and for GAC was 90.13%. As the difference is only 8%, rice husk can be a good adsorbent material for removal of methylene blue dye from waste water.