Study of Mass Transfer Coefficient of Cephalexin Adsorption onto Walnut Shell-Based Activated Carbon in a Fixed-Bed Column

Ghadir Nazari, Hossein Abolghasemi and Mohamad Esmaieli

Ghadir Nazari-1, Hossein Abolghasemi-1,2 and Mohamad Esmaieli-1

  1. Center for Separation Processes Modeling and Nano-Computations, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11365-4563, Tehran, Iran;,
  2. Oil and Gas Center of Excellence, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

The adsorption of cephalexin (CFX) onto walnut shell-based activated carbon (AC) was investigated. The mass transfer coefficients were calculated by employing constant wave propagation theory. The effect of different conditions on the mass transfer coefficient was also studied. In addition, three models to predict the mass transfer coefficient were developed.

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