Author(s): Wu FC, Tseng RL, Juang RS
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Abstract The rates of adsorption of three commercial reactive dyes and Cu(II) from water in the absence and presence of complexing agents using chitosan were measured at 30 degrees C. Three simplified kinetic models, i.e., pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, and intraparticle diffusion, were tested to investigate the adsorption mechanisms. It was shown that the adsorption of reactive dyes and Cu(II) in the absence of complexing agents could be best described by the intraparticle diffusion model, whereas that of Cu(II) in the absence of complexing agents such as EDTA, citric acid, and tartaric acid by the pseudo-second-order equation. Kinetic parameters of the three models and the normalized standard deviations between the measured and predicted results were also calculated and discussed.
This article was published in Water Res
and referenced in Chemical Sciences Journal