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Modeling of Copper Adsorption on Mesoporous Carbon CMK-3: Response Surface Design

Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MP)—UMR 7285, Poitiers University, 86073 Poitiers, France
Platform for Research and Analysis in Environmental Sciences, Lebanese University, P.O. Box 6573/14 Beirut, Lebanon
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ChemEngineering 2018, 2(4), 49;
Received: 15 August 2018 / Revised: 2 October 2018 / Accepted: 11 October 2018 / Published: 14 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon-Based Materials and Their Electrochemical Applications)
CMK-3 mesoporous carbon was nanocast from SBA-15 silica. The obtained carbon was characterized by nitrogen sorption isotherms, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The batch adsorption tests were done at constant pH taking into account the initial metal ion concentration, adsorbent mass and temperature. A statistical study using a response surface design method was done to develop a mathematical model to predict copper adsorption on CMK-3 as a function of the mentioned experimental factors. It was found that all these parameters are significant, and copper concentration has the greatest effect on adsorption among them. Moreover, the obtained model proved to be adequate in predicting copper adsorption on CMK-3 and its performance under different experimental conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: mesoporous CMK-3; copper; adsorption; response surface design mesoporous CMK-3; copper; adsorption; response surface design
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Ezzeddine, Z.; Batonneau-Gener, I.; Pouilloux, Y. Modeling of Copper Adsorption on Mesoporous Carbon CMK-3: Response Surface Design. ChemEngineering 2018, 2, 49.

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