Adsorption kinetics of rivanol on activated carbon from aqueous solutions

Cantürk Talman R. Y. , Göktürk S. , Baştuğ A. S. , Çalışkan Salihi E.

EMChIE2010 6th Europian Meeting on Chemical Industry and Environment, Mechelen, Belçika, 17 - 19 Mayıs 2010, ss.815-821

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Mechelen
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Belçika
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.815-821


Ethacridine lactate, known as Rivanol, is a cationic acridine dye and a powdered pharmaceutical drug with yellow color used as antiseptic and local analgesic. Adsorption of organic compounds from wastewaters on solid adsorbents such as powdered activated carbon is one of the methods commonly used for removal of organic compounds. 

In this study the equilibrium data have been measured spectrophotometrically. The adsorption kinetics has been determined by applying several kinetic models as Lagergren, pseudo-second order and intraparticle diffusion models and the rate constants has been calculated.