Conceptual Models for Sorption Under Batch Conditions

  • Vyacheslav G. RumyninEmail author
Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 25)


In equilibrium, the amount of a dissolved component, N, adsorbed on soil or aquifer material and the concentration of this component in the liquid phase, C, at a given temperature and pressure satisfy a unique relationship N = f(C), referred to as the (single-component) sorption isotherm (model). Empirical coefficients of the sorption isotherms are determined by the energy of the different adsorption sites and the nature of liquid/solid interactions (Venitcianov and Rubinshtein 1983). Under certain conditions, sorption processes are only partially reversible, so the desorption parameters may differ, in one direction or another, from the sorption parameters. This is a manifestation of sorption hysteresis (Sect. 19.1.3).


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  1. 1.Geological DepartmentThe Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Environmental Geology Saint Petersburg Division Saint Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussian Federation

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