Investigation of Biosorption Kinetics and Equilibrium of Zinc by Chitin and Chitosan

Acikel S. Y. , Goze B.

16th International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production (SWEMP) / International Symposium on Computer Applications (CAMI), İstanbul, Turkey, 5 - 07 October 2016 identifier

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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey


The adsorption of Zn(II) on chitin and chitosan was investigated. The results were given in terms of adsorption rates, amount of adsorbed material per unit weight of adsorbent at equilibrium and efficiency. The Langmuir model provided the best fit with experimental and predicted values for the sorption of Zn(II) ions onto chitin, while the best fit for chitosan was obtained by using the Freundlich model.