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Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica  2010, Vol. 26 Issue (02): 367-372    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100221
CATALYSIS AND SURFACE STRUCTURE     
Adsorption of Naphthalene on a Viscose-Based Activated Carbon Fiber
ZHANG Tian-Yong, YANG Qiu-Sheng, SHI Hui-Xian, HAN Cong, LIU Xu
School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, P. R. China; State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis, Fuzhou University Fuzhou 350002, P. R. China
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Abstract  

We studied the isothermal adsorption of naphthalene on a viscose-based activated carbon fiber (VACF) in aqueous solution. The adsorption experimental data were fitted to adsorption equations such as the Langmuir, Freundlich, Dubinin-Radushkevitch(D-R), Dubinin-Astalov(D-A), Langmuir-Freundlich(L-F), and Redlich-Peterson (R-P) equations. The effects of temperature, pH, and pre-loaded copper ions on the VACF on the adsorption of naphthalene were investigated. The fitting results show that the micropore volume filling theory fits better than the single-layer adsorption theory for naphthalene adsorption onto VACF. The adsorption of naphthalene occurs spontaneously between 20 and 40 ℃. The adsorption capacity of VACF for naphthalene decreases significantly above 30 ℃. A new mechanism is proposed to explain why the adsorption capacity increases significantly in lower pH aqueous solutions. The reduction of naphthalene takes place on the VACF with pre-loaded copper ions.



Key wordsAdsorption      Activated carbon fiber      Naphthalene      Adsorption equation      Copper ion     
Received: 30 June 2009      Published: 29 December 2009
MSC2000:  O647  
Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Tian-Yong     E-mail: tyzhang@tju.edu.cn
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ZHANG Tian-Yong, YANG Qiu-Sheng, SHI Hui-Xian, HAN Cong, LIU Xu. Adsorption of Naphthalene on a Viscose-Based Activated Carbon Fiber. Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 2010, 26(02): 367-372.

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