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Asian Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2456-7795,Vol.: 1, Issue.: 1


Kinetics and Thermodynamics Properties of Catalase onto Diatomit


Özkan Demirbaş1* and Mehmet Salih Nas2

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Literature, University of Balikesir, Balikesir, Turkey.

2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Literature, University of Yuzuncu Yıl, Van, Turkey.

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(1) Alireza Heidari, Faculty of Chemistry, California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA.
(1) Abdul Aziz Abdul Raman, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
(2) Uwem Bassey, Federal University of Petroleum, Nigeria.
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In this study, the thermodynamic parameters and adsorption kinetic of catalase onto diatomite were investigated in aqueous solution for determining the effect of contact time, stirring speed, initial enzyme concentration, initial concentration of sodium phosphate buffer, temperature and pH. Maximum adsorption capacity values (qm) showed a great dependence on pH. It was found that qm–pH curves reached a maximum at around isoelectric point (iep) of catalase. It can be said that the maximum adsorption takes place because the electrostatic attraction is the most suitable at pH values close to the isoelectric point. Both structural and electrostatic effects must be invoked to explain the diminution of adsorbed catalase enzyme on either side of the iep. Also characterization of diatomite and catalase adsorbed diatomite were performed by SEM, FTIR-ATR, TGA and BET aparatus. Three different kinetic models, pseudo-first and -second-order and intraparticle diffusion were used to fit the kinetics data. The pseudo-second-order model best described the experimental data. The thermodynamic activation parameters, such as activation energy, enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy were determined.

Keywords :

Thermodynamics; adsorption; catalase; diatomite; kinetics.

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DOI : 10.9734/AJOCS/2016/30678

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