Definitions for "Adsorbent"
material which can adsorb a chemical or contaminant out of solution (Hoehn, 1996).
The material which adsorbs i.e. the solid which attracts and holds on its surface the gas, vapour or liquid. Also materials added to liquors to decolourise or purify by adsorbing the colour or impurity. Fullers earth, activated carbon, activated alumina, etc, are all adsorbents
Material that is capable of the binding and collection of substances or particles on its surface without chemically altering them.