Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy

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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2021, volume 22, issue 3, pages 318-323.
Section: Engineering and Methods of Experiment.
Received: 17.12.2020; Accepted: 22.12.2021; Published online: 22.02.2022.
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Use of mathematical modeling for a comparative assessment of the sorption properties of natural and synthetic zeolites to cobalt

V. V. Levenets, A. Yu. Lonin*, O. P. Omelnik, A. O. Shchur

National Science Center "Kharkiv Institute of Physics & Technology", Kharkiv, Ukraine

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: Comparison of the sorption capacity of natural zeolite (clinoptilolite) and synthetic zeolites (NaX and NaA) in relation to cobalt ions is done under dynamic conditions. The sorption capacity of zeolites in relation to cobalt was: for clinoptilolite - 59.00 mg/g; for zeolite NaX - 87.03 mg/g; for zeolite NaA - 73.00 mg/g. Based on the data obtained, mathematical modeling of sorption isotherms was carried out using the Langmuir equation, Chebyshev criterion, and the criterion of the least-squares method. The performed correlation of the factual and model results indicates that the considered models adequately reflect the sorption processes taking place in zeolites. The results obtained make it possible to use the considered models for prognostication of the behavior of zeolites with respect to cobalt.

Keywords: cobalt, natural and synthetic zeolites, sorption, mathematical modeling.


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