SIMONA CAPRARESCU, ALEXANDRA RALUCA MIRON, VIOLETA PURCAR, ANITA-LAURA RADU, ANDREI SARBU, RALUCA IANCHIS, DANIELA ION EBRASU COMMERCIAL GOOSEBERRY BUDS EXTRACT CONTAINING MEMBRANE FOR REMOVAL OF METHYLENE BLUE DYE FROM SYNTHETIC WASTEWATERS In this work, a synthetic effluent containing Methylene blue dye has been treated by novel membrane enriched with commercial gooseberry buds extract using a mini-laboratory electrodialysis cell. The electrodialysis system was operated at various time and constant voltage applied at electrodes. Methylene blue removal percentage (CR %) and energy consumption (E.C.) were calculated. The obtained results showed that pH increase in solution and lead to an increase of deprotonated methylene groups, which may favor methylene dichloride complex formation. The values of CR % and E.C. increased with time. The high value of CR % was obtained at 60 min(CR> 89 %). The membranes were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM).