عنوان مقاله [English]
The objective of this study is to assess the uptake of Cd2+, from aqueous solution by nano hydroxyapatite granular in fixed bed reactor system was investigated. The study also investigates the effects of parameters such as initial concentration ion, bed depth, and flow rate. The breakthrough time and exhaustion time decreased with increasing initial Cd2+ concentration, decreasing bed depth and increasing flow rate. The Thomas model and Yoon-Nelson model were applied to the experimental results for measurement adsorption capacity. Thomas and Yoon-Nelson model predictions were in good agreement with the experimental data. Adsorption capacity and time required for 50% adsorbate breakthrough obtained for initial concentrations of 300, 400 and 500 mg/L of divalent cadmium ions are 2425.95, 2679.14, 4265.51 mg/g of adsorbent, and 18.33, 15.18 and 19.33 min, respectively.