Adsorption of Imazamox herbicide onto Filtrasorb 400 activated carbon
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J. Porous Mat.
Filtrasorb 400 activated carbon; Imazamox herbicide; Adsorption; Langmuir-Freundlich equation; IONIZATION MASS-SPECTROMETRY; Chemistry, Applied; Chemistry, Physical; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary
Imazamox is an imidazolinone herbicide, a new class of pesticides, which can exist as cationic, anionic or neutral species in water. The adsorption isotherms of Imazamox onto Filtrasorb 400 (F400) activated carbon were determined varying the pH and the ionic strength of the aqueous medium. The results show that ionic strength has no significant effect on Imazamox uptake, contrary to pH, and that F400 has a high affinity for Imazamox. Moreover, it is found that Imazamox adsorbs onto F400 as its neutral form. The best fit of the experimental points is obtained with the Langmuir-Freundlich model, consistent with surface site heterogeneity. Finally, calculating Langmuir-Freundlich isotherms for various constant pH values, it is shown that the two plateaus observed in the experimental isotherms obtained at free pH are due to the variation of the pH along the isotherms.
Journal of Porous Materials
"Adsorption of Imazamox herbicide onto Filtrasorb 400 activated carbon" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3048.