Modeling boron separation from water by activated carbon, impregnated and unimpregnated
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The sorption of boron from boric acid water solution by impregnated activated carbon has been studied Barium, calcium, mannitol, tartaric acid and citric acid were used as chemical active materials. All processes were performed in a chromatographic continuous system at 22°C. Experimental results show that activated carbon impregnated with mannitol is effective in removing boron from water. The separation of boron from the wastewater from a factory for producing enameled dishes by activated carbon impregnated with mannitol was also performed. Two models have been applied to describe published and new data on boron sorption by impregnated activated carbon. Both of them are based on the analysis of boron concentration response to the step input function. This led to a mathematical model that quite successfully described impregnation effects on adsorption capacities.
Keywords:boron / sorption / activated carbon
Source:Annali di Chimica, 2000, 90, 9-10, 571-580
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