Nonlinear Isotherm Adsorption Modelling for Copper Removal from Wastewater by Natural and Modified Clinoptilolite and Glauconite

The paper presents the results of the $Cu^{2+}$ adsorption on natural and thermally/microwave-treated clinoptilolite and glauconite. XPS experiments were performed. The relationship between the adsorbed matter and the equilibrium concentration in wastewater is described by four two-parameter isotherm models and four three-parameter adsorption isotherm models.

Adsorption of Zinc and Iron Ions from Aqueous Solution Using Waste Material as Adsorbent

Reducing or eliminating ions of toxic heavy elements such as iron and zinc from aqueous solutions has been adopted in this research. The batch process is used to remove metal ions using a cheap adsorbent material that is called hawthorn nucleus. In addition, the influences of contact time, pH, metal ions concentration, and adsorbent dose on the removal percentage have been studied.

Use of Chemically Modified Chitosan for the Adsorptive Removal of Toxic Metal Ions in Aqueous Solutions

Chemical modification of chitosan was successfully carried out using three derivatives namely: 3 hydroxybenzaldehyde, 2,3-dihydroxybenzaldehyde, and 3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde by a condensation reaction. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) surface area, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods were performed for characterization of the chitosan-derived Schiff base adsorbent materials.

An Insightful Approach to Understanding the Mechanism of Amino Acid Adsorption on Inorganic Surfaces: Glycine on Silica

The adsorption of glycine on amorphous silica surface has been studied to demonstrate the catalytic activity of silica surfaces towards the formation of peptide bonds on prebiotic earth. Silica nanoparticles were synthesized using a microwave assisted method and the nanoparticles were characterized using SEM. Glycine was adsorbed from aqueous solution on the nanoparticles and the adsorption behavior was characterized using FTIR and TGA analyses. At a glycine concentration of 0.5M and at pH=7, favorable adsorption was observed which obeyed the Langmuir isotherm model.

Synthesis, Sorption Properties, and Evaluation of Silica Gel with Adsorbed Poly[8-Oxyquinoline Methacrylate] as a Sorbent for Cu(II), Cd(II), Pb(II) and Fe(III) Ions

In the present study, a novel functionalized silica composite was prepared by adsorption of poly[8- oxyquinoline methacrylate] on the surface of silica gel. Immobilization of poly[8- oxyquinoline methacrylate] on the silica gel surface was confirmed using IR spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis combined with mass spectrometry. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that the polymer almost completely covers the surface of the silica gel in the form of agglomerates of different geometric shapes.


The article is devoted to studying the process of adsorption of oil products using multivariate cluster analysis methods. The study solves the problem of environmental pollution with petroleum substances and the search for effective cleaning methods. The work aims to study the prospects of using synthetic zeolites to effectively purify industrial wastewater from oil products.


This article is devoted to the study of the carbon dioxide adsorption process. The relevance of using carbon nanotubes for adsorbing carbon dioxide from industrial emissions is that carbon nanotubes have a high surface area and can effectively interact with carbon dioxide molecules. In addition, they have high mechanical strength and chemical resistance, which makes them attractive for industrial use. Carbon nanotubes have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reduce the negative impact on the environment.

Equilibrium Humidity as One of Important Energy-Efficiency Indexes in Drying of Food Powder Materials of Biological Nature

Considering general trend of energy consumption, according to which the amount of consumed energy increases, its cost and scarcity continuously increase. The 10–12 % of all energy is spent on drying processes in the world. At the current stage of the development of dehydration processes in Ukraine and the world, an urgent problem has arisen in the creation and development of highly efficient thermal technologies that would ensure minimal energy consumption for the process and high quality of the material.

Nucleotide Interaction with Nanocrystalline Ceria Surface

The adsorption of nucleotides on the surface of nanocrystalline cerium dioxide (pHpzc = 6.3) in NaCl solutions was investigated using multi-batch adsorption experiments over a wide range of pH. The obtained results were interpreted as a formation of outer and inner sphere surface complexes with the participation of phosphate moieties. The Basic Stern surface complexation model was applied to obtain quantitative equilibrium reaction constants.

Argentinian Sugar Cane Vinasse: Characterization of Phenolic Compounds and Evaluation of Adsorption as a Possible Remediation Technique

Chemical composition of sugar cane vinasse (Tucumán, Argentina) was studied finding high concentration of organic compounds. Phenolic compounds were partially characterized, finding mostly flavonoids, anthocyanins, as well as resorcinol and ferulic acid derivatives. Adsorption isotherms of phenolic compounds and total organic compounds were measured on four commercial activated carbons with different physical and chemical properties at two temperatures. The isotherm shape depends on the type of carbon and the adsorption capacity is enhanced as temperature increases.