Proton Adsorption onto Alumina: Extension of Multisite Complexation (MUSIC) Theory.

Research paper by K Nagashima, FD Blum

Indexed on: 12 Aug '99Published on: 12 Aug '99Published in: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science


The adsorption isotherm of protons onto a commercial gamma-alumina sample was determined in aqueous nitric acid with sodium nitrate as a background electrolyte. Three discrete regions could be discerned in the log-log plots of the proton isotherm determined at the solution pH 5 to 2. The multisite complexation (MUSIC) model was modified to analyze the simultaneous adsorption of protons onto various kinds of surface species. Copyright 1999 Academic Press.