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ScienceAsia 24 (1998): 073-080 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.1998.24.073

MANGANESE(II) ADSORPTION STUDIES ON ALUMINIUM OXIDE AND IRON(III) OXIDE BY NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS

USANEE KERDPIN, ORN-ANONG ARQUERO, RUANGSRI WATANESK and UDOM SRIYOTHA

ABSTRACT: Adsorption of manganese(II) ion on aluminium oxide and iron(III) oxide at various temperatures was studied. The amount of adsorbed and excess ions in the solution at equilibrium were determined by neutron activation analysis (NAA) using Cf -252 as the neutron source. The influences of electrolytes on the isotherms of adsorption were also investigated. Adsorption isotherms of manganese(II) ion on aluminium oxide were found to follow the Langmuir adsorption isotherm with the ions being more adsorbed at higher temperature. Adsorption on iron(III) oxide, however was found to follow the adsorption isotherm with less of adsorption than on aluminium oxide. Some electrolytes such as calcium chloride and ammonium chloride had some effect on the adsorption.

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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

Received Gct 15, 1997