Non-Linear Regression Applied to the Sorption of Bisphenol A on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Aqueous Systems

J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2021 Apr 1;21(4):2427-2434. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2021.18967.


In the present study, equilibrium parameters of adsorption of bisphenol A (BPA) on multi-walled carbon nanotubes were determined using non-linear Langmuir and Freundlich sorption models and regression methods were applied. In the calculations, some error functions were applied in the non-linear regression analysis, the best fit between the data being obtained, for a minimum error distribution. Non-linear regression analysis and the error distribution suggested Langmuir isotherm model the best one for estimation of equilibrium parameters. The results will be further used in environmental applications for BPA removal from natural waters, taking into account the spontaneous character of the adsorption process, the endocrine disrupting effect of BPA and the reduced toxicological effects of the impregnated sorbents.