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Numerical investigation of ibuprofen removal from pharmaceutical wastewater using adsorption process

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dc.contributor.author Cao, Yan
dc.contributor.author Nakhjiri, Ali Taghvaie
dc.contributor.author Ghadir, Mahdi
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-10T10:15:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-10T10:15:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10898
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In the present study, a mathematical modelling was developed to investigate ibuprofen adsorption from pharmaceutical wastewater into activated carbon and sonicated activated carbon. The developed model was dissolved based on the finite element method. Effect of different operating parameters including particle porosity and diameter as well as ibuprofen diffusion coefficient in solution on the amount of ibuprofen adsorption at different time point and position in the particle were evaluated. It was found good agreement between experimental values and modelling results in terms of ibuprofen adsorption as a function time. The 84.5% and 92.5% of maximum adsorption was achieved for the AC and SAC at the centre of particle after 150 min. Increasing the particle porosity and ibuprofen diffusion coefficient was improved the ibuprofen adsorption into the adsorbent. However, the particle diameter had negative impact on the system performance. There was a decrease in solute adsorption from 84.10 to 7.30 mg/g and from 106 to 15.73 mg/g for the AC and SAC respectively with increasing the particle radius from 173 to 500 µm. Finally, it was concluded that the particle specifications play important role in the adsorption process as it was observed considerable change in the amount of adsorption at different positions in the particle with changing the particle specifications. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Nature en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scientifc Reports;11, 24478
dc.subject adsorption process en_US
dc.subject mathematical modelling en_US
dc.subject ibuprofen en_US
dc.title Numerical investigation of ibuprofen removal from pharmaceutical wastewater using adsorption process en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/s41598-021-04185-9
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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