Statistical Modeling of Cobalt Adsorption on Van Pumice

Kul A. R., Keskin S., Demir C., ALKAN S.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.13, no.2, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12973/ejac/80992
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Chimica, EMBASE
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to statistical modeling of cobalt adsorption on Van Pumice. Van Pumice was used for determination of cobalt adsorption level. Modeling, depending on time, was performed to determine for cobalt adsorption level at fixed pH 5 for various concentration and temperatures in Van pumice. All adsorption measurements were performed with the Thermo Scientific brand ICE spectrometer model 300 Series. One-way analysis of variance was used for comparison to various temperature and concentration levels. Tukey's multiple comparison test was also performed to determine different groups. Logarithmic, quadratic, Qubic and logistic models as well as linear were used to determine adsorbed cobalt amount at different temperature levels and heavy metal concentration. Differences between various time and temperatures levels were found statistically significant, however, there were no significant differences between time level. R-2 values of the models ranged from 70% to 99%. In addition, cubic model had higher R-2 values for each concentration and temperature levels. Cobalt concentration and amount of ions have been increased in the solution. The performance of all models to determine the amount of adsorption of cobalt has been significantly found. However, model the best performance has been shown with the cubic.