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Solid-Liquid Adsorption - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128218365

Solid-Liquid Adsorption

1st Edition

How to do Correct Batch Experiments and Analyze Data

Authors: Hai Tran Huan-Ping Chao Seung Woo
Paperback ISBN: 9780128218365
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 512
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Solid-Liquid Adsorption: How to Do Correct Batch Experiments and Analyze Data provides a critical review of available literature, showing the most frequently made interpretation errors and providing methodological guidance on the practical use of fundamental concepts in adsorption science and technology. Adsorption science and technology is a well-established field with a broad range of applications. Nevertheless, the handover of knowledge and experience from expert seniors is not always optimal. This means that incorrect results and relevant mistakes are not made public. This book shares both successes and failures, helping new researchers avoid past mistakes.

Key Features

  • Guides early career researchers on how to setup and correctly perform adsorption experiments
  • Provides practical aspects of adsorption experiments and preparation
  • Helps users identify mistakes made in the past
  • Includes mathematic modeling of adsorption data based on recent theory
  • Illustrated with figures, informative tables and relevant information to illustrate and explain important concepts from the book


Early career researchers in academia, graduate students, laboratory supervisors in chemical engineering working on adsorption. Early career researchers in industry

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction on adsorption science and technology
    2. Definition of technical terms in adsorption
    3. Identified problem in adsorption experiments and calculation
    3.1. General problem
    3.2. Adsorption kinetics
    3.3. Adsorption isotherm
    3.3. Adsorption thermodynamics
    3.4. Adsorption mechanism
    4. How to analyze adsorption experiment result
    5. How to identify the dominant adsorption mechanism
    6. Practice nonlinear-optimization technique
    6.1. Nonlinear-optimization technique with excel program
    6.2. Nonlinear-optimization technique with origin program
    7. Helpful suggestion to prepare adsorbent sample for characterization
    8. How to correctly recalculate the textural property from nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherm
    8.1. General theory on physisorption isotherm
    8.2. Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area
    8.3. Langmuir specific surface area
    8.4. External surface area and Micropore area
    8.5. Pore volume (total pore volume and micropore volume)
    9. How to avoid potential errors in Boehm titration and iodide number
    10. Common mistake in typing and preparing manuscript
    11. Identified reason for retraction of published papers
    12. Remark and suggestion


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About the Authors

Hai Tran

Dr. Hai Nguyen Tran currently a lecturer and researcher in Duy Tan University, Vietnam. His interesting research focuses on adsorption, Fenton-like reaction, photocatalysis, UV/chlorine process, volatilization, green synthesis, and solid waste management. Especially, he is interested in (1) exploring the adsorption mechanism of various contaminants, (2) developing a variety of advanced materials, (3) characterizing them by various advanced techniques, and (4) applying them for water and wastewater treatments. During his early career, Dr. Tran authored 37 reputable-journal publications and two book chapters. He is a regular and outstanding reviewer for many prestigious journals in many well-known publishers (i.e., Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Wiley, SAGE, IWA, Mary Ann Liebert, PLOS, Hindawi, MDPI, and NC State University). Currently, Dr. Tran is the editorial board member of several renowned journals—Science of the Total Environment (in press); Water Science and Technology (IWA); Air, Soil and Water Research (SAGE); Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Springer); Nanotechnology for Environmental (Springer); and SN Applied Sciences (Springer). He is also working as Bentham Science Ambassador from Vietnam of the Bentham Science Publishers (2019–2020).

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Duy Tan University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Huan-Ping Chao

Huan-Ping Chao is a professor in Department of Environmental Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree from Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, in 2003. His research interests include adsorption, volatilization, environmental contaminant analysis, and remediation of soil and groundwater, and solid waste management. At present, his research consists of (1) developing new adsorbents for removal of various contaminants, (2) establishing a theory of volatilization and discussing the volatilization mechanisms of organic compounds from water, (3) developing new techniques for the remediation of soil and groundwater. Up to now Prof. Chao has published more than 50 papers in the ISI journal list and two book chapters. He serves as an expert reviewer for many prestigious environment-focused journals in different publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Engineering and R&D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Seung Woo

Seung Han Woo is a professor in Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Hanbat National University, in Republic of Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree (Chemical Engineering) from Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, in 1998. He researched as a Post-Doc. in Department of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, United States, in 1999. He researched as a visiting professor in Department of Soil Science, Cornell University, United States, in 2012. His research interests comprise adsorption, nanoparticles, hydrogel, biochar, wastewater treatment, biodegradation, microbial energetics and modelling, bioreactor and process design, and soil remediation. Especially, he focuses on (1) developing new nanocomposite adsorbents for removal of various contaminants, (2) establishing a new theory in using hydrogel beads as adsorbents, and (3) producing the adsorbents in large scale and commercializing them in water and wastewater treatment industry. Prof. Woo has published more than 80 papers in reputable journals. He currently works as a reviewer for many reputable journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Hanbat National University, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

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