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Sugar cane bagasse based activated carbon as an adsorbent for Phenol removal from aqueous solutions

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dc.contributor.author Karunarathne, HDSS
dc.contributor.author Amarasinghe, BMWPK
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-15T16:31:32Z
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dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/12134
dc.description.abstract In this study, applicability of activated carbon derived from sugar cane bagasse to remove phenol from aqueous, solution by the technique of adsorption was investigated. The adsorbent was prepared from bagasse by therm.i I activation at 600°C in the absence of air. Batch adsorption studies were carried out to determine the factors affecting adsorption by varying experimental conditions; contact time, initial phenol concentration (50-150) mg/L, adsorbent dose (g/L) and initial solution pH. Adsorption Isotherms and kinetics were studied. Approximately 90(ih removal ()J phenol was observed at solution pH lto 9 and rapid decline in removal % was obtained beyond pH 9.5. Till experimental data were analyzed according to the Langmuir and Freundlich isothermal models. The equilibrium d.u.. were best fitted to Langmuir model with a maximum adsorption capacity of 35.71 mg/g. Kinetic studies revealed that the pseudo-second order model was the best interpreter for the experimental data. Activated carbon prepared hI sugar cane bagasse is an efficient adsorbent material for removal of phenol from aqueous systems. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Sugar cane bagasse based activated carbon as an adsorbent for Phenol removal from aqueous solutions en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Chemical and Process Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Conference on Chemical Engineering - ICChE20l1 en_US
dc.identifier.place Dhaka en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 116 - 120 en_US


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