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A Study of Ammonium Adsorption on Clay Soil (Siliana, Northern Tunisia)

  • Manel AllaniEmail author
  • Abdessatar Hatira
  • Hatem Ibrahim
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

The study of the different forms of nitrogen’s loss in soil has shown that there is significant ammonium fixation in clay layers which is expected to minimize water contamination. In this work, the adsorption characteristics of ammonium were studied on pure kaolinite and on clay fraction dominated by kaolinite. The characteristics of the adsorption equilibrium were measured mathematically by using the two models of Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. And it is worthy to note as observed that the ammonium binding curves on both types of kaolinite present a similar appearance to that found by Langmuir. The initial ammonium concentration plays an important role in the adsorption’s mechanism. The ammonium adsorption capacity increases with the initial concentration and with the time flow.

Keywords

Clay Ammonium Capacity of adsorption Batch equilibrium study 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manel Allani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdessatar Hatira
    • 1
  • Hatem Ibrahim
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences of TunisTunis El Manar UniversityTunisTunisia
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences of BizerteUniversity of CarthageTunisTunisia

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