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Thermodynamics of tetracycline adsorption on silica
- Turku, I., Sainio, T., Paatero, E.
- Environmental chemistry letters 2007 v.5 no.4 pp. 225-228
- adsorption, electrolytes, enthalpy, entropy, ionic strength, models, pH, silica, temperature, tetracycline
- The adsorption of antibiotic tetracycline onto silica particles was investigated. The effects of pH, electrolyte concentration and temperature on the adsorption equilibrium were examined and the data correlated with a dual site adsorption model. Adsorption of tetracycline onto approximately 9% of the adsorption sites was found to be irreversible, whereas the rest exhibited Langmuir behaviour. Increasing pH of the solution had a strong negative effect on the adsorbed amounts. Adsorption decreased also with increasing ionic strength and temperature. The enthalpy and entropy of adsorption were found to be approximately −16 and −25 J/mol, respectively.