A STUDY ON THE REMOVAL OF SOME DYES USING TERMITE SOIL AS AN ADSORBENT
*S. Russiarani and Dr. K. Balakrishnan
The physicochemical analysis revealed that the pH levels of the soil samples are slightly acidic. Hence the soil sample is quite well for plant growth. EC of soil sample found to be normal. The plants that are grown in such type of soil will take water easily from the soil. From the available Nitrogen value of all the soil samples shows that nitrogen deficiency. The available phosphorous and potassium content is high. Proximate analysis showed termite soil content which favors adsorption. Favorable antibacterial studies of after adsorbed termite soil was evident for the removal of methylene blue and malachite green dyes. It is concluded that termite soil can be effectively used for the removal of methylene blue and malachite green.
Keywords: Termite Soil, Methylene blue, Malachite Green.
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