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Ceiba Pentradenta wood waste activated carbon for waste water treatment

K. Geetha*, N. Velmani , S. Karthikeyan and P. S. Syed Shabudeen

Department of Chemistry, Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India

Carbon – Science and Technology 6/2 (2014) 395 – 406.

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Keywords: Agricultural waste, Ceiba Pentradenta barks waste, Chemical Characteristic

Abstract: Adsorption is considered to be one of the most promising techniques for waste water treatment over the last decades. The low materials originated from various sources such as agricultural sources and byproducts, agricultural residues and wastes, low-cost sources from which most complex adsorbents will be produced. The farming waste material has to be disposed either safely or must be reused for some valuable purpose. In this consent Ceiba Pentradenta Wood waste, an agricultural waste material which is being converted as Activated carbon in presence of Nitrogen atmosphere at 7000 oC is used as an adsorbent for dye removal. The portrayal studies such as bulk density, moisture content, ash content, fixed carbon content, soluble matter (water, acid), matter soluble in acid, pH, decolourising power, ion exchange capacity, percentage content and surface area have been carried out to assess the suitability of these carbons as absorbents in treatment of the water and wastewater. The present study reveals the recovery of valuable adsorbents from readily and cheaply available agriculture wastes.

 


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