Fixed -bed Adsorption of Food-Related Phenolic Acids on Charocal in Single Solute System

  • Lee, Won-Young (Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology,Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Park, Yong-Hee (Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Kyungpook National University)
  • Published : 1998.06.01


Fixed-bed adsorption was adapted to separate phenolic acids from diluted phenolic solution. Break-through curve was obtained by nonlinear curve fitting method, and breakpoint, saturation time, and mass transfer coeffi-cient were calculated . Break point and saturation time were reached slower with $\rho$-coumaric acid than ferulic acid .The p-coumaric acid, having small molecular weight, is suposedly traveled longer pathway in characoal than ferulic acid. Fixed-bed adsorption iwht gallic acid having more hydroxyl functional group than other phenolic acids showed break point arrival and the largest saturation time. This fact means that there was bigger electrostatic affinity between gallic acid and charcoal than between other phenolic acids and charcoal.