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 (ăd-zôr′bĭt, -bāt′, -sôr′-)
An adsorbed substance.
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(ədˈsɔːbeɪt; -bɪt; -ˈzɔː-)
(Chemistry) a substance that has been or is to be adsorbed on a surface
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(ædˈsɔr beɪt, -bɪt, -ˈzɔr-)

a substance that is adsorbed.
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Noun1.adsorbate - a material that has been or is capable of being adsorbed
sorbate - a material that has been or is capable of being taken up by another substance by either absorption or adsorption
Adj.1.adsorbate - capable of being adsorbed or accumulated on a surface of a solid
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Adsorption isotherms were obtained employing 10 mg of adsorbent and 10 mL of solutions with different concentrations of adsorbates (MB and phenol), which were placed in 20 mL vials and kept stirring at 100 rpm in a table Swivel for 24 hours at room temperature (25 [+ or -] 2 [degrees]C).
where Ci and Ct (mg/L) are the liquid-phase concentrations of the adsorbates at initial and at any time t, respectively.
The absorption capacity depended on operational parameters like concertation of CTAB-BT, effect of pH and effect of contact time of the adsorbent and the adsorbates (methyl orange and deltamethrin).
[19] that the PFO and PSO kinetic models are empirical equations and therefore not fully account for the chemical and physical interactions of adsorbates. The complex nature of Cr(VI) interaction with adsorbents (i.e., adsorption/reduction) makes it difficult to explain the mechanism with only one model as is the case with 20 MHP.
Stock solutions of the respective adsorbates were prepared in methanol (100 mg/L).
To reduce the cost of using the adsorbent in practical applications, experiments were carried out to investigate the cycle times and to investigate the interaction between adsorbents and adsorbates by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).
AC3 was further undergo adsorption analysis using two adsorbates methylene blue and PCP.
The ratio is consistent with the HOPG results, despite the adsorbates being less uniformly distributed than expected.
The adsorption of 4-NP by AKC and JAC was found to be influenced by the initial concentration of the adsorbates, contact time, solution pH, adsorbent dosage and temperature.
When the constant n is less than 1.0, the isotherm is concave downward, implying that the added adsorbates are weakly bound.
Lagergren pseudo-first-order kinetics is one of the most frequent kinetic models used to describe the adsorption of different adsorbates from an aqueous solution by solid adsorbent.