Kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of ytterbium adsorption on sand

M. A. Rauf, M. J. Iqbal, I. Ellahi, S. M. Hasany

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Abstract

The kinetic and thermodynamic parameters for the adsorption of ytterbium on sand samples from dilute acidic solution are presented. The sorption equilibrium constant, Kc, has been calculated at different temperatures between 18 and 37°C. The sorption data fitted the Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) models well. Thermodynamic calculations showed that the sorption of ytterbium on sand was endothermic in nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalAdsorption Science and Technology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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