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Adsorption of amoxicillin onto Activated Carbon from aqueous solution

Author : Noor Al-Huda J. Mahmood and Yossor R. Abdulmajeed

Pages : 62-67
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In this study the uptake of Amoxicillin(AMX) at different parameters such as (initial concentration of amoxicillin (50-350ppm), contact time and different dosage of activated carbon (0.5-1gm).Batch adsorption study was adopted to calculate the experimental adsorption isotherm information for several initial concentrations of AMX (50 – 350 mg/l). The equilibrium information were analyzed using Langmuir, Freundlich and Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) models. The results displayed that the experimental data were good fitted with Freundlich isotherm. Pseudo- first order, pseudo- second order, as well as intraparticle diffusion models were utilized to analyze experimental kinetics data with high correlation coefficient for pseudo- first – order model.

Keywords: Adsorption, Activated carbon , Amoxicillin,Batch adsorption, uptake

Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.7, No.1 (Feb-2017)

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