Kinetic Adsorption of Fluoride from an Aqueous Solution onto a Dolomite Sorbent

Aunnop Wongrueng, Benja Sookwong, Pharkphum Rakruam, Suraphong Wattanachira
2016 Engineering Journal  
The adsorption of fluoride from an aqueous solution onto a dolomite sorbent was studied. The surface morphology of the dolomite sorbent was evaluated, and it was found to have an un-smooth porous structure. The point of zero charge (PZC), specific surface area, and average pore size of the dolomite were observed at approximate pH 8.0-9.5, 1.17 m 2 /g, and 105.7 Å, respectively. The major mineral components of the dolomite sorbent were dolomite, calcite, and quartz. From a kinetic adsorption
more » ... etic adsorption test, the dolomite sorbent required 12 hours of contact time to reach equilibrium with a fluoride adsorption capacity of 0.000581 mM/g, and the kinetic adsorption fitted well with a pseudo-second order kinetic reaction with a rate constant of 21.07 g/mM·min.
doi:10.4186/ej.2016.20.3.1 fatcat:5qladyuzo5fozmj2xvembn6kg4