A new film diffusion controlling kinetic model for adsorption at the Solid/Solution Interface

Document Type: Research Article

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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

Abstract

A convenient adsorption kinetic equation has been offered for the modeling of adsorption kinetics in batch systems when diffusion taking parts to the rate-controlling step of adsorption. This model is suggested based on the Smoluchowski-Waite equation for diffusion-controlled second-order reactions. The proposed new model has better performance (lower absolute values of the relative errors (AARE) %) respect to the pseudo-second-order. Results of this equation are in agreement with experiment data especially at the initial times of adsorption that diffusion contributes to the rate-controlling step of adsorption. Results of this equation are in agreement with experiment data especially at the initial times of adsorption that diffusion contributes to the rate-controlling step of adsorption.

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