Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2005 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 8 No.2, Issue of August 15, 2005 

Table 3. The potential sticking probability relationship between sorbate and sorbent.

Values of S*

Potential sticking probability

S* > 1

Adsorbate unsticking to adsorbent - no sorption

S* = 1

Linear sticking relationship between adsorbate and adsorbent- possible mixture of physisorption and chemisorption mechanism

S* = 0

Indefinite sticking of adsorbate to adsorbent chemisorption mechanism predominant

0 < S* < 1

Favourable sticking of adsorbate to adsorbent- physisorption mechanism predominant

S*: sticking probability.

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