Abstract: Graphene nanosheets were used as adsorbent for the removal of crystal violet dye from its aqueous solution. The equilibrium kinetic data were analyzed using pseudo-second-order kinetic model. A comparison between linear and non-linear methods of estimating the kinetic parameters was examined. Four pseudo-second-order kinetic linear equations have been discussed here. The coefficient of determination (Formula presented.) and chi-square (Formula presented.) test were employed as methods of error analysis for determining the best-fitting equation. The results revealed that the non-linear method proved to be a significantly better alternative for obtaining the kinetic parameters in comparison with the linear form of the model. In addition, the (Formula presented.) test was found to be a better method for determination of the best-fitting model. © 2014 Balaban Desalination Publications. All rights reserved.