Adsorption of nicotine from aqueous solution onto hydrophobic zeolite type USY
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The isothermal adsorption of nicotine from an aqueous solution onto zeolite type USY was investigated. The adsorption isotherms of nicotine onto the zeolite at different temperatures ranging from 298 to 322K were determined. It was found that the adsorption isotherms can be described by the model of Freundlich adsorption isotherm. Based on the adsorption isotherms the changes of adsorption heat, free energy and entropy with adsorption degree were determined. The determined decrease of adsorption heat with adsorption degree can be explained by the presence of the adsorption centers of different energy and concentration on interface of zeolite-nicotine solution. It was found that the probability function of density distribution of the heat of adsorption (DDF) has exponential form. It was concluded that the possibility of fitting the adsorption isotherms of nicotine onto the zeolite by Freundlich adsorption isotherm was a direct consequence of that. The determined increase in entropy with... the increase in adsorption degree can be explained with the change of phase state of adsorbed nicotine. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Nicotine / Adsorption / Zeolite / Density distribution function / Entropy of adsorption
Source:Applied Surface Science, 2011, 257, 18, 8017-8023
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