Adsorption of Ammonium (NH4+) From Aqueous Solution by Unye Bentonite

SEREZLİ R., Tabak A.

EKOLOJI, vol.22, no.87, pp.35-42, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 87
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2013.875
  • Journal Name: EKOLOJI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-42
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, ammonium (NH4+) removal from aqueous media was investigated by using bentonit clay. Different concentrations of ammonium ion adsorption from aqueous solutions were examined at a room temperature. Adsorption data were applied to Langmuir and Freundlich models. In addition, the experimental results of adsorption applied to thermodynamic equations of free enthalpy of adsorption process, enthalpy and entropy values were found. Thus, whether voluntary and adsorption effects of temperature on adsorption or not was investigated. In addition, raw and treated clay ammonium (NH4+-bentonite) characterization of samples were established by using thermal analysis and infrared (IR) techniques.