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    Abstract - Issue Nov 2016, 37 (6)                                     Back

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A comparison of mango seed kernel powder, mango leaf powder and Manilkara zapota seed powder for decolorization of methylene blue dye and antimicrobial activity



B. Sundararaman1* and K.L. Muthuramu2

1Department of Civil Engineering, S.K.P. Institute of Technology, Tiruvannamalai-606 611, India

2Shanmuganathan Engineering College, Pudukkotai-622 507, India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

15 April 2015 


Revised received:

27 October 2015


Re-revised received:

12 January 2016 



19 March 2016




The waste mango seed generated from mango pulp industry in India is a major problem in handling the waste and hence, conversion of mango seed kernel. Mango seeds were collected and processed for oil extraction. Decolorization of methylene blue was achieved by mango seed kernel powder, mango leaf powder and Manilkara zapota seed powder. Higher efficiency was attained in mango seed kernel powder when compared to mango leaf powder and Manilkara zapota seed powder. A 60 to 95 % of removal efficiency was achieved by varying concentration. Effect of pH, dye concentration, adsorbent dosage and temperature were studied. Mango seed kernel powder is a better option that can be used as an adsorbent for the removal of methylene blue and basic red dye from its aqueous solutions. 

 Key words

Mango kernel, Mango leaf powder, Manilkara zapota

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