The effect of ionic environment on the TG response of phenol loaded PET-based porous carbons

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The effect of the ionic environment on the adsorption of phenol from aqueous solutions was investigated in a microporous carbon and in an oxidized carbon. It was found that not only the pH of the solution but also the method of its setting affects the adsorption capacity. Thermal desorption of phenol exhibits an even stronger dependence on the method of pH setting than adsorption. The TG response, the position and the corresponding TG steps are also influenced by the surface chemistry. Thermogravimetry is found to be outstandingly useful and informative technique for the studying sorption interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2009



  • Activated carbon
  • Adsorption/desorption
  • PH dependence
  • Surface properties
  • Thermal analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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