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A Sewage Sludge Derived Composite Material for Adsorption of Antibiotics – Kinetics

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A novel sewage-sludge derived composite material was developed for the adsorptive removal of organic pollutants from water. In this study a batch adsorption study was carried out to examine the kinetics of antibiotics adsorption by this composite material. A pseudo-second order kinetics model fits the data extremely well, suggesting that chemical adsorption, rather than physical adsorption, is likely the main mechanism of the separation process.

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P. Zhang, R. Ding, M. Seredych and T. J. Bandosz, "A Sewage Sludge Derived Composite Material for Adsorption of Antibiotics – Kinetics," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4B, 2012, pp. 35-37. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.24B010.

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