JEP  Vol.8 No.4 , April 2017
Adsorption of Naphthalene on Modified Zeolite from Aqueous Solution
Abstract: In this study, the modified zeolite with certain hydrophobicity was prepared by modifying natural zeolite by the silane coupling agents such as vinyltrimethoxysilane (VTMO), trimethoxysilane (TMS) and trimethylchlorosilane (TMCS). The modified zeolite has a higher hydrophobicity and adsorption capacity than natural zeolite while ensuring the advantages of natural zeolite, which is more conducive to the adsorption of organic pollutants from aqueous solution. The adsorption experiment on naphthalene in aqueous solution shows that the modified zeolite has a stronger adsorption capacity. In the adsorption thermodynamics experiment, the isothermal adsorption models such as Freundlich and Langmuir can better describe the adsorption of naphthalene on modified zeolite, but the isothermal adsorption model Freundlich has a higher correlation. At 303K, the static adsorption capacity is 339μg/g. The kinetic analysis shows that the adsorption of naphthalene on modified zeolite conforms to the quasi-second order kinetic model.
Cite this paper: Li, N. , Cheng, W. and Pan, Y. (2017) Adsorption of Naphthalene on Modified Zeolite from Aqueous Solution. Journal of Environmental Protection, 8, 416-425. doi: 10.4236/jep.2017.84030.

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