The study of the adsorption equilibria of naphthalene onto graphene nanoplatelet supported MIL-101 composite material (GNP/MIL-101) has been conducted. In the experimental context of this study, firstly GNP/MIL-101 was synthesized by applying hydrothermal method and characterized via FTIR, XRD, SEM, TEM and surface area analyses. The effects of GNP/MIL-101 amount, temperature and initial naphthalene concentration on the adsorption process have been investigated. Results show that the maximum removal of naphthalene was obtained as about 93% by 0.075 g GNP/MIL-101 at 298 K. The isothermal data were fitted to linear and non-linear Langmuir, Freundlich, and Temkin adsorption isotherm models and the kinetic data were fitted to Elovich and other kinetic models. Adsorption depended on initial naphthalene concentration at investigated various temperatures (298, 308, 318 K) significantly. The temperature dependence of adsorption process is associated with the changes in several thermodynamic parameters such as standard free energy (.6..G0), enthalpy(.6,H0) and entropy (.66). (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.