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adsorption capacity

For strongly adsorbed solutes of limited solubility, the value of the amount of adsorbed substance reached in a saturated solution is called the adsorption capacity of the adsorbent for a specific solute; its value depends also, in general, on the nature and, in the case of more than two components, on the relative composition of the bulk liquid.
PAC, 1972, 31, 577 (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units, Appendix II: Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry) on page 594
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