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Physico-chemical parameters of activated carbon produced from temple waste flowers

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Jansons Institute of Technology, Tamilnadu, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, PSG College of Arts and Science, Tamilnadu, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 7, Issue (6), Pages 1-5, June,18 (2017)


The aim of this research work is to produce activated carbon from temple waste flowers by direct pyrolysis process. The product was analyzed based on the following characteristics study includes pH, conductivity, moisture content, ash content, volatile content, mater soluble in water, mater soluble in 0.25 M HCl, bulk density, specific gravity, porosity, methylene blue number, iodine number, fixed carbon, yield and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area (SBET). The activated carbon prepared from the temple waste flowers (TWF) were softened and good porosity, which was verified by Field emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FeSEM). The elements and percentage of activated carbon in waste flowers were detected by Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS). From the analysis, it is concluded that direct pyrolysis process was best method to produce activated carbon from temple waste flowers for the present investigation due to higher surface area, low moisture content, low ash content and better yield.


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