Multiwall Carbon Nanotube for Adsorption of Acetic Acid

Özcan O., Inci I., Asci Y. S.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, vol.58, no.3, pp.583-587, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/je301064t
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.583-587
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The adsorption capabilities of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for acetic acid have been investigated experimentally and theoretically. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an important new material in the carbon family. Adsorption time required to attain the steady state and influences of quantities of alumina, effects of temperature, and effects of initial values of acetic acid concentrations have been determined experimentally. The most common used adsorption isotherms have been drawn by using experimental results. These are selected as Langmuir, Freundlich, and Temkin. In experimental works, the equilibrium is considerably affected by initial concentration values of acetic acid at various temperatures (278 K, 298 K, 318 K). Langmuir isotherm has been found the best suitable for acetic acid. Also kinetic models for adsorption such as Elovich and pseudo-first and second orders have been used. The equilibrium results fit well within the Elovich model and while the pseudo-second order model is a good representation of the adsorption, the pseudo-first order approach does not fit with experimental data. The model parameters have been calculated.