Unesa Journal of Chemistry https://ejournal.unesa.ac.id/index.php/unesa-journal-of-chemistry <p><em>UNESA Journal of Chemistry</em>&nbsp;is published &nbsp;online 3 times a year (January, May and September) and covering all aspect of Chemistry, including :</p> <p>1. Analytical chemistry;</p> <p>2. Physical chemistry;</p> <p>3. Organic chemistry;</p> <p>4. Inorganic chemistry; and</p> <p>5. Biochemistry.</p> <p>The journal publishes original research papers and review articles. The paper published in this journal implies that the work described has not been, and will not be published elsewhere, except in abstract, as part of a lecture, review or academic thesis.</p> Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Surabaya State University, located at Jl Ketintang, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia en-US Unesa Journal of Chemistry 2252-8180 ANALYSIS OF ETHANOL ADDITION ON THE FORMATION OF CATIONIC SURFACTANT MICELLES AND ITS IMPLICATION ON CESIUM DESORPTION FROM KAOLINITE https://ejournal.unesa.ac.id/index.php/unesa-journal-of-chemistry/article/view/57123 <p><em>This research investigates the impact of adding ethanol to the preparation of cationic surfactant tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TDAB) solutions on the formation of micelles and the efficiency of cesium ions (Cs) desorption from kaolinite surface. The results of the study demonstrate that an increase in TDAB concentration enhances Cs desorption efficiency, reaching a maximum desorption of approximately 84%, attributed to the significant positive charge of the formed micelles. However, the addition of ethanol results in smaller micelles with lower positive charges, consequently reducing the efficiency of Cs ion desorption. Furthermore, the addition of ethanol also raises the critical micelle concentration (CMC), indicating the potential for micelle formation at higher concentrations. The findings of this study offer crucial insights into understanding the complex interactions among surfactants, ethanol, and mineral surfaces, and their relevance in mineral ion recovery applications.</em></p> Herry Wijayanto ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2023-09-22 2023-09-22 12 3 83 88 10.26740/ujc.v12n3.p83-88