Comparative Study of Cu2+ Adsorption on Goethite, Hematite and Kaolinite: Mechanistic Modeling Approach

Jinho Jung, Young Hwan Cho, Pilsoo Hahn

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The mechanisms of Cu2+ adsorption onto goethite, hematite and kaolinite are different. Goethite and hematite showed a similar adsorption behavior (ionic-strength independent), but kaolinite gave somewhat different result (ionic-strength dependent). These experimental results were successfully simulated using a surface complexation model, TLM, which defines the inner- or outer-sphere complex. The chemical nature of Cu2+ adsorption onto kaolinite was qualitatively identified by EPR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-327
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


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