Modeling the rate-controlled sorption of hexavalent chromium

Water Resources Research
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Sorption of chromium VI on the iron-oxide- and hydroxide-coated surface of alluvial material was numerically simulated with rate-controlled reactions. Reaction kinetics and diffusional processes, in the form of film, pore, and particle diffusion, were simulated and compared with experimental results. The use of empirically calculated rate coefficients for diffusion through the reacting surface was found to simulate experimental data; pore or particle diffusion is believed to be a possible rate-controlling mechanism. The use of rate equations to predict conservative transport and rate- and local-equilibrium-controlled reactions was shown to be feasible.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Modeling the rate-controlled sorption of hexavalent chromium
Series title Water Resources Research
DOI 10.1029/WR021i011p01703
Volume 21
Issue 11
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 7 p.
First page 1703
Last page 1709
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