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Removal of antidepressants in aqueous solution using carbon materials as absorbents

Valkanou Eleni

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Year 2019
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Eleni Valkanou, "Removal of antidepressants in aqueous solution using carbon materials as absorbents", Diploma Work, School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2019
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This work demonstrates the potential of carbon materials as adsorbents in removing organic compounds from aqueous phase. More specifically, this thesis presents the ability of three different samples of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) to remove four antidepressentants compouds. The antidepressentants compouds used in this study were fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine and citalopram.The adsorption kinetics data were analysed by two empirical kinetic models, namely the pseudo-first order (PFO) and pseudo-second order (PSO) kinetic adsorption model. Exerimental data were simulated by using excel for the linear regression methods, while OriginPro8 and Sigmaplot 11 for the nonlinear regression methods.

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