Kinetic modelling of adsorption of quaternary ammonium compounds by Scots pine wood sawdust (Pinus sylvestris L.)

IRG/WP 05-30369

J Zabielska-Matejuk

The adsorption of new quaternary ammonium compounds from aqueous solutions onto Scots pine wood (Pinus sylvestris L.) sawdust was studied. The pseudo first- and second- order kinetic models were used for the mathematical description of the sorption dynamic process of QACs onto wood. The highest correlation coefficients were obtained for the pseudo-second order kinetic model, those suggest that chemisorption is involved in the adsorption process.

Keywords: Adsorption, QACs, kinetics, pseudo-first order model, pseudo-second order model, wood sawdust

Conference: 05-04-24/28 Bangalore, India

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