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 (ăd-zôr′bənt, -sôr′-)
Capable of adsorption.
An adsorptive material, such as activated charcoal.
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(ədˈsɔːbənt; -ˈzɔː-)
(Chemistry) capable of adsorption
(Chemistry) a material, such as activated charcoal, on which adsorption can occur
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Noun1.adsorbent - a material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance
sorbent, sorbent material - a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption
Adj.1.adsorbent - having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
nonadsorbent, nonadsorptive - lacking a capacity to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
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a. adsorbente.
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adj adsorbente
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Batch adsorption studies were carried out and the effect of experimental parameters Such as pH, initial dye concentration, temperature, adsorbent dose and contact time, on the adsorption of MB was studied.
Effect of different parameters such as contact time, shaking speed, adsorbent dose, temperature, pH were studied.
This study aims at finding an efficient natural adsorbent for the removal of the chromium from polluted water.
Other characteristics, which make adsorption attractive, are adsorbent regeneration possibility and reusability of treated water for industrial processes, which uses water of low purity made [11].
In this study, we designed a hydrophilic adsorbent bearing thiocarbonyl moieties for selective adsorption of noble metals in an organic solvent free manner.
To compare the adsorbent substances, the cost, as well as effectiveness, must be considered.
Zirconium-treated fine red mud impregnated in Zn-alginate beads (ZRMAB) is investigated for their adsorption nature towards phosphate from water, and its sorption ability for phosphates is found to be 13.64 mg/g of the adsorbent [23].
The adsorption is an effective method for the elimination of dyes from wastewater, especially if the adsorbent is inexpensive, readily available, and does not require any additional pretreatment step before its application.
The present study aims to study how temperature influences on synergistic effect between the magnetic field and the adsorbent. The scale inhibition of circulating water and adsorption properties of adsorbents for [Pb.sup.2+] and phenol were studied.
The trap exhibited a high methyl iodide capacity--over three times higher than the currently used industrial adsorbent under identical conditions.