Rice Bran as a Sorbent for Malonic Acid From Aqueous Solution

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The adsorption of malonic acid on the rice bran was studied under various conditions such as temperature, contact time, adsorbent dose and concentration of adsorbate. Batch adsorption experiments were conducted and the result showed that the adsorption was dependent on all these parameters. The adsorption process obeys the Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherms. The adsorption capacity was found to be 1.24 mg/g. The Sorption of malonic acid on the rice bran was rapid during the first 20 minutes and the equilibrium was found to be attained within 50 minutes. Negative values of Gibbُ s free energy change (ΔG°), show that the adsorption was feasible and spontaneous and negative values of enthalpy change (ΔH°), confirm exothermic adsorption. Adsorption of malonic acid on the rice bran was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy.

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