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Gutierrez-Segura E.,Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares | Gutierrez-Segura E.,National Autonomous University of Mexico | Colin-Cruz A.,National Autonomous University of Mexico | Solache-Rios M.,Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares | Fall C.,Centro Interamericano Of Recursos Del Agua Cira
Water, Air, and Soil Pollution | Year: 2012

The adsorption behavior of denim blue from aqueous solutions in column systems, using both carbonaceous material and Fe-zeolitic tuff (Fe-Z), was determined. The breakthrough data obtained for denim blue adsorption were fitted to the empty-bed contact time, Bohart-Adams, Thomas, and Yoon-Nelson models. The parameters such as breakthrough and saturation times, bed volumes, kinetic constants, adsorption capacities, and adsorbent usage rates (AUR) were determined. The results show that the breakthrough time increases proportionally with increasing bed height, but it decreases as the kinetic constant increases. The adsorption capacity for denim blue for carbonaceous material was higher than Fe-Z. AUR was lower for carbonaceous material than Fe-Z. The results indicated that the carbonaceous material from pyrolysis of sewage sludge is a good adsorbent for denim blue removal. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012. Source

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