Methyl orange, an organic dye: its health impact and sorptive removal from waste water

K. A. Abdulsalam, H. Olagoke, I. A. Oladosu, B. M. Olawoye, B. H. Amodu, O. K. Fakorede, A. Tiamiyu, S. O Owolabi


AbstractMethyl Orange (MO) a member of Azo dyes are commonly used as synthetic dyes in textile, food, paper and cosmetics. Their use is easy and cost-effective, compared with natural dyes. However, azo bonds are hardly removed because of their high water solubility as well as low exhaustion with the potential for persistence and accumulation in the environment, therefore aqueous solution of MO is toxic and irritating. Thus, the removal of them from industrial wastewaters is capital with regard to protect public health, environment, and aquatic life.


Keywords: Methyl Orange, Health impact, Wastewater, Sorption, Azo dyes.

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