A study of equilibrium and FTIR, SEM/EDS analysis of trimethoprim adsorption onto K10


Bekci Z., SEKİ Y., Yurdakoc M. K.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, vol.827, no.1-3, pp.67-74, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 827 Issue: 1-3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2006.04.054
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-74
  • Keywords: trimethoprim, K10 montmorillonite, sorption, SEM, FTIR, SURFACTANT-MODIFIED MONTMORILLONITE, SOLID-PHASE EXTRACTION, AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS, WATER, SORPTION, REMOVAL, SPECTROMETRY, CONTAMINANTS, ANTIBIOTICS, BENTONITE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The sorption behavior of K10, a type of montmorillonite for trimethoprim (TMP) drug, was studied by using batch technique under different pH and temperature. The interaction between K10 and TMP was investigated using SEM, and FTIR. It was observed that adsorption was increased between pH 2.5 and 6.3. By performing kinetic experiments, the pseudo-second-order kinetic model provides the best fit for TMP adsorption onto K10 montmorillonite. The sorption of TMP reached the equilibrium state after 6 h sorption time and has been described by using Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich equations to obtain adsorption capacity values. The results indicate that the relative adsorption capacity values (K-f) are decreasing with the increase of temperature in the range of 298318 K. The sorption energy values obtained from DR isotherm show that sorption of TMP onto K10 can be explained by ion exchange mechanism at 298, 308 and 318 K. The thermodynamic studies were conducted to find the thermodynamic parameters Delta H degrees, Delta S degrees and Delta G degrees. It was determined that adsorption process is spontaneous and exothermic in nature. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.