Journal of Transactions in Systems Engineering <p><strong>Journal of Transactions in Systems Engineering (JTSE)</strong> is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal that provides the latest research and developments in all theoretical and practical aspects and fields of engineering applications, informatics, and engineering systems design. The journal publishes three times a year (January, June, and October). All the content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the DOAJ and BOAI definition of open access..</p> en-US (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Klodian Dhoska) (Administrator) Thu, 28 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 60 Exploring Phosphate Sorption on Thermally Modified Kaolinite <div><span lang="EN-GB">The aim of this study is to investigate the capability and mechanism of phosphorus adsorption present in water through thermally treated kaolin. For this purpose, batch experiments are conducted to treat synthetic water samples with phosphate content using kaolin sourced from the northern region of Albania. The kinetics and mechanism of adsorption are examined. Experimental results indicated that a contact time of 3 hours achieves adsorption equilibrium, with the pseudo second-order model providing the best fit. Both Langmuir and Freundlich models describe the adsorption process, suggesting a combination of monolayer and multilayer adsorption. Furthermore, kaolin pre-treatment temperatures up to 500°C have minimal effect on adsorption capacity, apparently attributed to dehydration of bound water and densification of the clay structure.</span></div> Sonila Vito, Ilirjana Boci, Adelajda Muçi, Maria Hoxhaj, Sidorela Vishkulli Copyright (c) 2024 Thu, 28 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0100