Removal of Catechol and Resorcinol from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption onto High Area Activated Carbon Cloth

  • Numan Hoda
  • Edip Bayram
  • Erol Ayranci

Removal of catechol and resorcinol from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto high area activated carbon cloth (ACC) was investigated. Kinetics of adsorption was followed by in-situ uv-spectroscopy and the data were treated according to pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order and intraparticle diffusion models. It was found that the adsorption process of these compounds onto ACC follows pseudo-second-order model. Furthermore, intraparticle diffusion is effective in rate of adsorption processes of these compounds. Adsorption isotherms were derived at 25 ° C on the basis of batch analysis. Isotherm data were treated according to Langmuir and Freundlich models. The fits of experimental data to these equations were examined.


Activated carbon cloth adsorption isotherm adsorption kinetic catechol resorcinol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey

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