User:Jamie Nunziata/Notebook/Biomaterial Design 2016/2016/09/28
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The objective for today includes the following:
Testing the new bentonite beads
20% Bentonite beads:
The test results for the 20% Bentonite beads make sense, as this column should exhibit higher absorption (and thus more MG rinses) than the 10% Bentonite beads column.
The test results for the 30% Bentonite powder beads do not make sense. This column exhibited the lowest adsorption out of all the Bentonite columns, when it should have exhibited the highest. It also had the fastest flow rate. We hypothesized that these test results may be the result of our use of dry Bentonite in the synthesis of the 30% Bentonite beads, as opposed to Bentonite in solution. In order to test our hypothesis, we planned to synthesize and test 30% Bentonite beads made from a Bentonite solution.
Table 1: Adsorption/desorption results of the 10% AC beads