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In this study, chitosan-polyaniline/Fe3O4 nanocomposite material (CS-PANI/Fe3O4) was prepared by means of in-situ emulsion polymerization method. The synthesized material was then utilized as an adsorbent for the removal of Reactive blue 198 (RB198) from a single and binary dye system. The effects of pH, contact time, and initial dye concentration on the removal efficiency of the adsorbent were systematically investigated. The obtained results indicated that the adsorption ability toward RB198 of the prepared adsorbent decreased with an increase in the initial dye concentration and pH media. Meanwhile, the removal percentage of dye increased with increasing contact time. Importantly, approximately 92.4% RB198 was removed for an adsorption time of 120 min in single dye system. Adsorption experiment using a binary system of dyes indicated that the removal percentages of RB198 were 72.8% and 94.7% in the RB198-RR198 and RB198-CY mixture, respectively.