Adsorption of bisphenol A onto cationic-modified zeolite

Hong-Yu Wang, H Zhang , Jia-Qian Jiang, X. Ma

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This paper concerns with the adsorption of bisphenol-A (BPA) by modified zeolites which were prepared using an orthogonal experimental design. The preparation process was optimized by the defined conditions, i.e. that 10% of cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide was used as the optimal modifier and processing time and temperature were 36 h and 25°C, respectively. The adsorption equilibrium of BPA onto the modified zeolite fits the Freundlich isotherm with a high correlation coefficient 0.996 and was defined by a second-order rate constant (Kv) of 1.07 g (mg h)−1. Furthermore, the effects of solution chemical properties on the adsorption of BPA by modified zeolites were examined. The result reveals that the best adsorption temperature was 25°C, and the optimal pH ranged from 5.0 to 10.0. In addition, the adsorption capacity of BPA increased with concentrations of (Formula presented.) and decreased with increasing in concentrations of (Formula presented.) , OH−, and Al3+ in the test solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26299-26306
Number of pages8
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Issue number54
Early online date13 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2016


  • bisphenol A
  • environmental chemistry
  • adsorption


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