Adsorption of some weak organic electrolytes from aqueous solutions on silica
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The adsorption of organic electrolytes from aqueous solutions on various adsorbents has been frequently investigated because of its importance in water purification. Phenol and substituted phenols are very common contaminants of water. In this paper, the adsorption results of some weak organic electrolytes (hydrochinon, phloroglucin and acidum gallicum) from aqueous solutions on silica are presented. The adsorption of the organics was investigated by the batch method. Effects of solution pHs (in the 2-10 range) and concentrations of these compounds on the adsorption were investigated. In the case of acidum gallicum, adsorption isotherms (in the 2-6 pH range) were determined. The obtained results indicate that the amount of adsorbed acidum gallicum increases with its increasing concentration. The maximum adsorption was recorded at pH=2-3 (pH equal to pH(pzc) of SiO2) with acidum gallicum molecule being undissociated (pK(a)= 4.41). The experimental data were fitted with different adsorpt...ion isotherms models. The maximum amount of acidum gallicum adsorbed as well as the Freundlich constants of adsorption were calculated. The adsorption of hydrochinon and phloroglucin from aqueous solutions (in the investigated pH range) on silica was negligible.
Keywords:acidum gallium / Adsorption / hydrochinon / phloroglucin / silica
Source:Materials Science Forum, 2007, 555, 195-+
- Research Trends in Contemporary Materials Science, 8th Conference of the Yugoslav-Materials-Research-Society (Yu-MRS), Sep 04-08, 2006, Herceg Novi, Montenegro