Modelling of simultaneous biosorption of phenol and nickel(II) onto dried aerobic activated sludge


Aksu Z., Akpinar D.

SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, vol.21, pp.87-99, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1383-5866(00)00194-5
  • Title of Journal : SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-99

Abstract

The equilibrium uptake of phenol and nickel(If) ions, both singly and in combination, by dried aerobic activated sludge was studied in a batch system. From the previous studies, the optimum biosorption pH values were determined as 4.5 for nickel(II) and as 1.0 for phenol. Adsorption isotherms were developed for both the single- and dual-component systems at these two pH values and expressed by the mono- and multi-component Langmuir, Freundlich and Redlich-Peterson adsorption models and model parameters were estimated by the non-linear regression method. It was seen that the mono-component adsorption equilibrium data fitted very well to the Redlich-Peterson model for both the components and for both the pH values while all the multi-component adsorption models adequately predicted the multi-component adsorption equilibrium data at moderate ranges of concentration. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.