Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2013

Pages :   139-143

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Equilibrium and Thermodynamic Studies of Cesium Adsorption on Illite Clay



Address:   Som Shankar Dubey*, Battula Sreenivasa Rao and B.V. Kiran
Department of Chemistry, GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam –530045, Andhra Pradesh, India
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ABSTRACT:
Removal of cesium from synthetic aqueous solution through adsorption on illite, under batch equilibrium experimental condition at different values of pH and four temperatures (303, 313, 323, 333 K) was investigated. For this propose the suitability of the Freundlich adsorption model for equilibrium data were investigated. The parameters in the adopted adsorption isotherm models were determined. The study of equilibrium isotherm shows that the best model for analysis of experimental data is freundlich model with correlation coefficient higher than 0.99 (both for temperature and pH). The results showed that increasing of pH and temperature increased the adsorption ability of illite. Optimum conditions for adsorption were determined as T=323 K , pH=9, illite dose=1.5 g and contact time of 24 hr. The negative value of the Gibbs free energy ?G demonstrates the spontaneous nature of cesium adsorption onto illite.
KEYWORDS:
Equilibrium and Thermodynamic Studies of Cesium Adsorption on Illite Clay.
Cite:
Som Shankar Dubey, Battula Sreenivasa Rao, B.V. Kiran. Equilibrium and Thermodynamic Studies of Cesium Adsorption on Illite Clay. Asian J. Research Chem. 6(2): February 2013; Page 139-143.
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