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Ion Exchange Kinetics: A Nonlinear Diffusion Problem


Ideal limiting laws are calculated for the kinetics of particle diffusion controlled ion exchange processes involving ions of different mobilities between spherical ion exchanger beads of uniform size and a well-stirred solution, The calculations are based on the nonlinear Nernst-Planck equations of ionic motion, which take into account the effect of the electric forces (diffusion potential) within the system. Numerical results for counter ions of equal valence and six different mobility ratios are presented. They were obtained by use of a digital computer. This approach contains the well-known solution to the corresponding linear problem as a limiting case. An explicit empirical formula approximating the numerical results is given.

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Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy, Contract Nonr-220(28). Report No. 85-7, September, 1957.

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