A mathematical model for the sequestering of chemical contaminants by magnetic particles

Bigger, Stephen W, Ngeh, Lawrence and Orbell, John (2010) A mathematical model for the sequestering of chemical contaminants by magnetic particles. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136 (11). pp. 1255-1259. ISSN 0733-9372

Abstract

A mathematical model is developed and implemented to characterize the pickup of various liquid chemical contaminants by polyethylene-coated magnetic particles. The model and its associated experimental and analytical protocols were applied to a wide range of liquid chemicals in order to gain insights into the physical basis for the pickup phenomenon. The characteristics of the pickup isotherms range between “ideal” and “nonideal” behaviors that are reflected in the mathematical model by a single parameter, �0, where �0=1 corresponds to ideal behavior and �0�1 corresponds to a departure from idealized behavior that is directly quantified by the magnitude of �0. The parameter �0 is also related to the efficiency of pickup, and since most isotherms observed in the study deviate from ideality, the high efficiency of pickup observed in these systems has been attributed in part to this deviation. The proposed model and its associated experimental and analytical protocols demonstrate great potential for the systematic evaluation of the uptake of chemical contaminants using magnetic particle technology.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7349
DOI https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000276
Official URL http://ascelibrary.org/eeo/resource/1/joeedu/v136/...
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0904 Chemical Engineering
Current > FOR Classification > 0907 Environmental Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords ResPubID19770, iron compounds, pollutants, oils, mathematical models, iron powder, chemical contaminants, magnetic particles
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