A Study on Removing of Some Organic and Inorganic Substances using the Tutmaç Clay Via Adsorption Method

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Yıldız A., Alper Ş.

Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, vol.16, no.4, pp.805-810, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.13005/bbra/2797
  • Journal Name: Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia
  • Journal Indexes: Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.805-810
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


In this investigation, the removing of some substances via adsorption onto tutmaç

clay were performed in aqueous and organic solutions using batch system. It was aimed to

remove the inorganic ions Mg2+ and Ca2+ (Excess of; Mg2+ and Ca2+ ions make water hard and

cause to serious healt problems) organic substance cholest (its removing is important as by

means of health and cosmetically) from the solution by adsorption method using the active

surfaces of Tutmac clay was charactized by XRD. The amount of the substances adsorbed on

the clay surface in the solutions were analyzed using AAS and UV spectroscopic methods. The

experimental data have indicated that Tutmaç clay is good adsorbent and physical adsorption

methot is quite suitable for the removing of Mg2+, Ca2+ and cholesterol from solutions. The

adsorption data determined from experimental results best fitted Langmuir Isotherms. The

obtained results also confirmed that the applicability of Tutmaç clay is an efficient supporter

material for removing contaminations of inorganic and organic substances. And Tutmaç clay

material can be used as a very effective adsorbent in removing of pollutants from organic and

aqueous solutions.