Removal of dye from aqueous solution by using activated carbon
- 1Department of Chemical Engineering, D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering, Management and Research, Pune, India
- 2Department of Chemical Engineering, D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering, Management and Research, Pune, India
- 3Department of Chemical Engineering, D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering, Management and Research, Pune, India
- 4Department of Chemical Engineering, D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering, Management and Research, Pune, India
Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 6, Issue (7), Pages 20-24, August,26 (2017)
The present work is aimed at synthesis of efficient adsorbent from coconut shell and comparison with commercial grade activated charcoal (CGAC).The raw material i.e coconut shell powder is first activated with orthophosphoric acid (H3PO4) and carbonised in a furnace at temperature range of 450-6000C. The effective surface area of activated carbon is obtained, The coconut shell activated carbon(CSAC) gives us better adsorption in removal of methylene blue dye from aqueous solution as compared to the commercial grade activated charcoal (CGAC).
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