Studies of the Kinetics for Rhodium Adsorption onto Gallic Acid Derived Polymer: the Application of Nonlinear Regression Analysis
M. Can
Vocational School of Arifiye, 54580, Sakarya University, Turkey
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The kinetic behaviors of solute adsorption at solid/solution interfaces of rhodium (III) complexes from chloride solutions (1 M HCl) onto gallic acid formaldehyde resol polymer were studied by batch mode. Kinetics was analyzed by the pseudo first-order, the pseudo second-order, the Elovich and the intraparticle diffusion kinetic equations using nonlinear regression analysis. The rate constants of four models were calculated. The Non-linear Chi-square analysis and correlation coefficients have been calculated in order to assess which model provides the best fitting predicted data with experimental results. The pseudo second-order equation provides the best fit to experimental data. The first initial kinetics is governed by the rate of surface reaction. When the adsorbed amount reaches about 95% of the equilibrium coverage in the first sixty minutes, it switches to another kinetics governed by the rate of intraparticle diffusion. The proposed adsorption of the aquachlororhodium (III) species mostly takes place via a ligand exchange mechanism.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1308
PACS numbers: 82.30.Hk